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Thyroid blood test done. What should be done for an underactive thyroid?

My wife lives in Peru . She went to Es Salud - national health center - for emergencies. She has a problem making an apointment with a specialist. So she went to the emergency department . She has some thyroid blood test results from Swiss Lab: 0.9 with the normal being 0 to 4. Any suggestions? What should she do about an underactive thyroid? Natan
Asked On : Wed, 14 Mar 2012
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I believe the test you are mentioning is the level of free T4. 0.9 is on lower end and would not need a treatment in usual circumstances. I would advise getting a TSH level on her. If it is more than 10 or if it rises over time, MD can start Thyroxine treatment.
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