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Thyroid Function Test
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|Components in this Test:||Thyroid Profile Total (T3 Total, T4 Total, TSH)|
Fasting is required for this test especially for TSH levels for 10-14 hours.
Thyroid function tests are a series of blood tests used to measure how well your thyroid gland is working
The thyroid is a gland found in your neck. Its main function is to make hormones.
Hormones are chemicals which are released into your bloodstream. They act as messengers, affecting cells and tissues in distant parts of your body. Thyroid hormones affect your body’s metabolic rate and the levels of certain minerals in your blood.
Two of these hormones, called thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), increase your body’s metabolic rate. The other hormone helps to control the amount of calcium in the blood.
Typically, a doctor who is concerned about your thyroid hormone levels will order broad screening tests, such as the T4 or the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test. If those results come back abnormal, your doctor will order further tests to pinpoint the reason for the problem.
If your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of these hormones, you may experience symptoms such as weight gain, lack of energy, and depression. This condition is called hypothyroidism.
If your thyroid gland produces too many hormones, you may experience weight loss, high levels of anxiety, tremors, and a sense of being on a high. This is called hyperthyroidism.
Symptoms of disbalance of thyroid hormonal level in body are:
- Unexplained Sudden Weight Gain or Loss
- Fatigue after sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night or needing to take a nap daily.
- Mood issues such as mood swings, anxiety or depression.
- Hormone imbalances such as PMS, irregular periods, infertility and low sex drive.
- Muscle pain, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or tendonitis.
- Dry or cracking skin, brittle nails and excessive hair loss
- Mind issues such as brain fog, poor concentration or poor memory.
- Neck swelling, snoring or hoarse voice.
Interpreting all the different tests is complicated as there are various conditions which can change the level of these chemicals (hormones). A rough guide to the different types of tests and their interpretation is given below. However, your doctor or specialist doctor should explain individual test results.
Usually the first test to check thyroid function measures the levels of TSH in your blood. In people with an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) the amount of TSH will usually be high. This is usually because the thyroid is not making enough T3 to stop the pituitary producing TSH. If the level of TSH is high, you will usually have further tests to check the levels of T3 and T4 in the blood.
In people with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) the level of TSH will usually be low. This is usually because the thyroid gland is making too much of its hormones. When levels of T3 and T4 are high, the pituitary is ‘turned off’ and the amount of TSH produced is less. If you are found to have low levels of TSH you may have some more blood tests to check the levels of T3 and T4 in the blood. These tests may help doctors to find a specific cause of the low TSH.
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- Controls – The Reagents of all tests under the NABL scope need to be tested at least once every day whether they are sensitive to both Positive /negative OR High/Low values. In simple words we need to test if our machine/reagents are able to detect normal and abnormal values with a corresponding predefined sample for us to be sure that our system is working fine and this we have to test everyday before we begin testing for real patients
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