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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.
Thyroid Panel Basic contains: TSH, T-3 Total, and T-4 Thyroxine Total.
Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid hormones control the rate of many activities in your body. These include how fast you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. All of these activities are your body’s metabolism.
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.