Episode - Beyond Thyroid Blood Tests


Beyond Thyroid Blood Tests

There are so many great tests out there that can give us so much information on our health. While it might seem like a great idea to do everything, it’s best to prioritize the tests we really need.

When working with patients, it’s my job to help each person make an informed decision. There are some tests I commonly recommend and others I’ll suggest based on their cases.

Today, I’m sharing the tests I most commonly recommend to my patients and the other tests that sometimes provide helpful insights and when and why I would recommend them.


During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • The standard tests I commonly recommend and why
    • Thyroid panel recommendations: TSH, free T3, free T4, thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins, thyroid peroxidase antibodies, antithyroglobulin antibodies
    • Blood test recommendations: vitamin D, full iron panel, vitamin B12, complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid panel, HbA1c, fasting insulin, hs-CRP, homocysteine
  • Additional tests: IgG, IgM, IgA, uric acid, RBC magnesium, RBC zinc, copper, sex hormone binding globulin, leptin, prolactin, progesterone, estradiol, estrone, total estrogens, free and total testosterone, FSH, LH, viral markers, H. pylori, celiac panel, fatty acid profile
  • Why I often recommend adrenal testing and how the results determine the treatment plan
  • Saliva versus dried urine (DUTCH) testing
  • Benefits and limitations of hair mineral analysis testing
  • My thoughts on food sensitivity testing
  • What we can learn from comprehensive stool testing and organic acids testing
  • Testing for SIBO, chronic infections, and toxins
  • My approach to genetic testing


As always, I hope you found this episode valuable, and I look forward to catching you in the next episode!


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