Thyroid test, what does it mean?

I was having NO symptoms of high or low thyroid. I went to dr. for my usual once-a-year blood work. I asked him to test thyroid because a distant family member recently started taking meds for a low thyroid. I am 51 yr. old male in excellent health.
The piece of paper he handed me says:
TSH 6.38 H Refer. Range 0.40-4.50 mIU/L

Doc gave me a prescription for Levothyroxine 0.025MG (25mcg) tablets and told me to take it for "your thyroid condition", and we’ll do another blood test in 6 weeks.
What does this mean ? Do I have low or high thyroid ?
Any websites where I can find info ?
( A med. school student told me the "H" indicates a high thyroid…..was she correct ? )


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