Ellen Tiben Thyroid test with rT3
This test is specially designed by Ellen Tiben and consists of a blood test:
- Free T4 (FT4)
- T3 ( total T3)
- anti-TPO (Thyreoid. microsomal al.)
- reverse T3
Thyroid disorders lead to a variety of vague symptoms. With an overactive thyroid, these include: rapid heartbeat, weight loss, nervousness, shaky hands, irritated eyes, sleep problems and feeling agitated. In women, an irregular menstrual cycle may also occur. Thyroid hormone deficiency results in weight gain, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold easily, fatigue and, in women, heavy menstrual bleeding.
TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)
Ensures that the right amount of thyroid hormone is always produced. Thyroid hormone regulates the use of energy in the body and has a kind of thermostat function.
that all kinds of processes in the body run fast enough. Too low a value indicates a thyroid gland that works too slowly. A too high FT4 indicates a thyroid gland working too fast.
Is the hormone created from T4 that causes the final effect of thyroid hormone. So actually T3 is more important than T4.
Anti-TPO (thyroid peroxidase)
This test measures antibodies that target the thyroid gland. Usually, the immune system makes antibodies to eliminate unwanted invaders or pathogens. Sometimes something goes wrong, causing antibodies to be made against healthy cells, tissue or organs in the body. It leads to autoimmune diseases in which unintentional damage and inflammation occurs to body tissues and organs, such as the thyroid gland in this case.
In organisms, iron plays an important role. The protein hemoglobin owes its activity to iron ions. Iron is also an important component of many enzymes.
Is a protein that provides iron binding during storage in the liver and bone marrow. There is always a small amount of ferritin present in the blood. This is a measure of the amount of ferritin (and thus the amount of iron) in the liver and bone marrow.
Most laboratories look at the amount of TSH and T4. But usually reversed T3 (rT3) is not measured. Your body always makes rT3 to get rid of excess T4. However, when more energy is demanded elsewhere in the body due to stress or an active immune system, rT3 production goes up.
Delivery time: Reverse T3 is a specialized test that can take up to 1 to 2 weeks to complete. If you also ordered other tests, you can request a partial result after one week.
Ellen Tiben works from her own experience and has helped many people.
Read more about her on her Blog: "Hello I am Hashimoto" .