Perhaps a closer examination of "Endocrinology Today" or whatever could show a bombardment of letters from proper endocrinologists like Prof Jane Franklin of Birmingham University Medical School. I have managed to get my own doctor to give me all the thyroid tests by refusing to take TSH analysis on its own. If the blood form doesn't say T3/T4, I make reception check it out with the doctor. But I live in Birmingham, so I have a natural advantage. I could get him to refer me to her, but I'm on the right meds at the moment and don't want to rock the boat.