I had a pt whos TSH level came back at 3.5, other labs normal...now according to the newer reccommendations regarding hypothyroidism thats technically a high TSH level. Well I was told by the resident that they don't consider this a high level until it hits 5 or 6, etc...but from what I have looked up online for the new rsch, some websites say anything over 2 is high and then some say anything over 3 is high and that the pt should be treated for hypothyroidism
What does the lab at your hospital say re: TSH levels? I find this very confusing as there is so many "recommendations" about what an acceptable TSH level is. Was wondering what other labs/MD's do or what you have experienced on your unit
I never knew there was so much controversy over TSH results before!