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Hyperthyroid, Thyroxine, TSH level, test? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   good evening
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good evening.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Proceed with your query.
User :   3 weeks back I got my throid prof. The tests were done after taking the medicine Thyroxine 100. Is it the right way of getting the tests done or should the tests be done without taking the medicine?
User :   Ohhhh...
User :   What do you recommend? Should I get the tests done again?
Doctor :   The levels of the hormone including the TSH levels are to be checked in the morning before taking the morning dose of thyroxine.
User :   OK
Doctor :   Usually the tests are done to know how effective the medications are? / is the dose appropriate or not?
Doctor :   These are better decided, when the tests are done in the morning before the first dose.
User :   OK
Doctor :   If you have got the test done during the day, after taking the medications, I would suggest you to repeat the levels.
Doctor :   And this time the sample to be given early in the morning before the morning dose.
User :   Yes I have understood - tests in the morning without the medicine.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   That right.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   I need another advise. They provide packages for blood tests which are pretty reasonable. But I am not aware of the accuracy levels. Is it advisable to go through them or is Lal Path Labs a better option.
Doctor :   Lal Path labs are one of the best known labs in providing quality and accurate reports.
Doctor :   from our previous experiences with thyrocare labs,
Doctor :   the accuracy levels are comparable with any well known labs.
User :   So is it advisable to go to Thyrocare? Since the retesting with Lal would be a costly affair.
Doctor :   Yes, you could do that.
User :   hmmmm....
Doctor :   If you are planning to follow up with your doctor
Doctor :   after the tests, I suggest you to discuss with your primary doctor and take his suggestions, as most doctor have individual preferences to a lab.
User :   That seems to be a good idea. But I wanted a third opinion as well. Since that would be unbiased.
Doctor :   Am I clear to you?
User :   I believe you would appreciate that.
Doctor :   We have been sending most of our patients to and we have found that
Doctor :   the reports are accurate and acceptable.
Doctor :   Get the test done early in the morning though.
User :   The reason for asking your advise was because some of my known people told that the reports might not be reliable. Since you have good experience, I believe I would go ahead with Thryocare.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   Thanks for your valuable time.
Doctor :   Please is mine.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Good night.
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