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Thyroid Panel Plus by Lab Test On Demand helps evaluate thyroid gland function and to help diagnose thyroid disorders. The tests included in a thyroid panel measure the level of thyroid hormones in the blood.
This panel contains: TSH, T-3 Total, and T-4 Thyroxine Total, T-4 Free, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies, T-3 Free, and Thyroglobulin Antibodies.
The Thyroid is a vital gland that secretes hormones that regulate critical functions of the body.
Thyroid tests are among the most important health screens a patient can complete.
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Preparation: No special preparation for this test is needed.
TSH Blood Test or Thyroid Function Blood Test measures the level of Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). The quantity of TSH has a direct impact on the levels of thyroid hormones causing either over-active thyroid or under-active thyroid regulating the thyroid gland is important because the thyroid produces several hormones which can stimulate or shut down certain processes in the body.
TSH Blood Test or Thyroid Function Blood Test helps detect hyperthyroidism whose symptoms may include: weight loss, rapid heart rate, nervousness, diarrhea, irregular menstrual periods and hypothyroidism whose symptoms are: weight gain, dry skin, constipation, tiredness, frequent menstrual periods.
T3 is a hormone produced by the Thyroid Gland and it helps regulate metabolism and body temperature.
This test measures the level of T3 in the body and is used to diagnose and monitor the treatment of high levels of thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
Common symptoms of thyroid disorders are: weight gain or loss, anxiety insomnia, diarrhea, increased heart rate, dry skin, hair loss, etc.
T-4 Thyroxine Total Test is recommended to asses and measure Thyroxine (T4) levels in the body to help evaluate Thyroid Gland function; to help diagnose thyroid disease; to monitor effectiveness of thyroid treatment.
Low T4 levels (Hypothyroidism) and high T4 levels (Hyperthyroidism) are imbalances measured with this test and their symptoms may include: Anxiety, insomnia, diarrhea, muscles ache & pains, depression, weight gain, etc.
Sometimes The Total T4 test is used to help diagnose congenital hypothyroidism in newborns.
For comparison purposes have subsequent labs collected about the same time.
This test measures the level of free T4 in the body to help evaluate Thyroid Gland function; to help diagnose thyroid disease; to monitor effectiveness of thyroid treatment.
T4 hormones help regulate metabolism and body temperature.
Thyroid conditions can affect anyone but are more common in women.
If a person does not produce enough T4 (hypothyroidism) or produces too much of it (hyperthyroidism) can experience certain symptoms such as: weight gain, dry skin, cold intolerance, increases heart rate, anxiety, tremors, etc.
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies Test or TPO Test measures the level of Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) antibodies in the body. TPO are found when the immune system attacks the thyroid ( that is why it is considered an autoimmune disorder, In autoimmune disorders, your immune system makes antibodies that mistakenly attack normal tissue.), under these circumstances the thyroid gland can be forced to be underactive (hypothyroidism), an underactive thyroid gland can cause certain dangerous conditions such as Grave’s disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and others.
T3 Free Test checks the T3 Free blood level. It is used to diagnose high levels of Thyroid Hormone (Hyperthyroidism) or low levels of Thyroid Hormone (Hypothyroidism) and is also used to track an ongoing thyroid issue.
When low levels of Free T3 go undetected, heart disease and diabetes may develop.
Common symptoms of thyroid disorders include (but not limited to) weight gain / loss, increased heart rate, dry skin, hair loss, and menstrual irregularity in women.
The Thyroglobulin Antibody blood test measures the level of Thyroglobulin Antibody in the blood. Thyroglobulin is a protein made by cells in the thyroid gland. it can help identify an autoimmune cause for a variety of thyroid disorders such as: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Graves’ disease and certain types of Goiter.
A Thyroglobulin Antibodies Test is also used as a tumor marker test to help guide thyroid cancer treatment.