Abnormal thyroid stimulation hormone can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose abnormal thyroid stimulation hormone, we could:
Have you had your thyroid function tested within the last year? The usual test is for TSH (Thyroid Stimulation Hormone). Unit: uIU/mL or mIU/L
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Under 1.0 (low - too much thyroid activity)
→ 1.0 to 3.4 (normal)
→ 3.5 to 6.9 (early / marginal elevation)
→ Over 7.0 (elevated - not enough thyroid activity)