Checking T4 without a doctor

Dan Wich looking disgusted at a urine test

By: Dan Wich

Order T4 (thyroxine) blood testing online

In the majority of US states you can order free-T4 testing online and have the blood drawn at a local blood draw center (see my general overview of the process).

The most commonly-suggested measure of T4 is free T4. See the next section if you want total T4.

I'd suggest ordering from Life Extension because they have the cheapest price I know of ($28), and I've been happy with their service. You can also compare the other 6 free-T4 test providers I've found.

Take a look at my state-specific issues page if you're in AZ, MD, NJ, NY or RI.

Testing for total T4 instead of free T4

Smart-dude Ray Peat disagrees with the common view of what free-T4 testing indicates and suggests total-T4 testing instead. So here are the total-T4 providers I've found:

Understanding the results

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry has helpful pages for understanding the test and answering common questions.

If you're interested in self-testing as I am, check out my Facebook or Twitter account where I post interesting self-testing news and get a little too excited about blood test sales.


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Please leave a comment if you see a way to improve this page or if you have any questions. Keep in mind that I know little about the medical side of bloodwork, I just enjoy making sites with lists of things.

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