I am birth control, and my t4 count is 13.6. Is it too high?
Hello, I am 30 years old female. I recently had a blood test and my t4 count was 13.6. The normal range is 4.5 - 12.5. Is this a great concern? I am currently on ortho tri cyclen lo birth control pills too. Could the pills trigger false results? Should I discontinue taking suppressants as well? What should I do to lower it? Is it a thing to be concerned about? Please help!!!.
@uiza Hello ma’am, normal levels of total T4 range from 5–12 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dl) of blood. Normal levels of free T4 range from 0.8–1.8 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dl) of blood. TSH is the hormone that stimulates the production of T4. If it is normal then I would not worry about the T4 being a little high. If it is low, this would be a sign of a hyperthyroid state that may need treatment.If the TSH isn't normal you may want to see an endocrinologist or your primary care doctor for further testing to see why it is abnormal and if treatment is necessary.