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Thyroid UK has managed to source a laboratory that does a test for the DIO2 gene to see if it is faulty in patients.
This gene was researched in 2009 -
"Common Variation in the DIO2 Gene Predicts Baseline Psychological Well-Being and Response to Combination Thyroxine Plus Triiodothyronine Therapy in Hypothyroid Patients" by Panicker et al (J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94: 1623–1629, 2009).
To read the abstract of this paper go to:
Dr Downing has been testing his patients for this test and has had some success – click here for his report – and will be talking about this at the Thyroid UK 10th Anniversary Conference on 22nd October 2011.
We will be working with the doctors on our Thyroid UK Private Doctors and Practitioner's list, to ensure that they are aware of this test.
If you are interested in having this test done, contact us via this form - putting 'DIO2 test info' into the subject box -, and we will let you know as soon as we have more information about which doctors are doing this test.
Thyroid UK hopes that the availability of this test will allow more patients the opportunity of trailing T3 as a treatment for hypothyroidism.
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Thyroid UK - Registered as a Company limited by guarantee in
England & Wales No. 6254073. Registered Charity Number: 1125270
Registered office: 32 Darcy Road, St Osyth, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO16 8QF