Thyroid Hormone - TSH with Reflex (MHD1404)

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This profile evaluates thyroid function by looking at how much thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) your thyroid is producing.

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Your thyroid plays a key role in regulating many of your bodily functions. This profile evaluates thyroid function by looking at how much thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) your thyroid is producing.

If you have too much thyroid hormone in your bloodstream, it is called hyperthyroidism. Symptoms can include:

  • Weight loss
  • Sweating
  • Rapid heart rate
  • High blood pressure

If you don't have too little thyroid hormone in your bloodstream, it is called hypothyroidism. Symptoms can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Cold intolerance

If this test comes back abnormal, you should follow up with a health care provider such as your primary care physician or an endocrinologist.

Includes:

  • TSH
  • FT4 (when TSH is abnormal)

Preparation:

There is no preparation needed for this test.

Test Processing:

1 day

For more information on this test, go to labtestsonline.org.

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