THYROID PANEL

WHAT IS TESTED FOR IN A THYROID PANEL?

The Thyroid Panel includes the following tests:

1.     Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

2.     T4 Total

3.     T3 Uptake

 

WHAT IS THE PRICE OF A THYROID PANEL?

$79.00

*Price may vary by location – contact your local ANY LAB TEST NOW

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?

Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected.

DESCRIPTION:

The thyroid gland is responsible for regulating how your body uses energy.   The thyroid also produces hormones critical to proper cell and system functioning.

The Thyroid Panel screens for thyroid disease, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism by examining your body’s production of the thyroid hormones TSH, T3 and T4.

There are two types of thyroid disorders including:

•      Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) – symptoms may include fatigue, weight gain, a short attention span, and numbness or cold intolerance.

•      Hyperthyroidism  (overactive  thyroid)  –  symptoms  may  include  weight  loss,  persistent vomiting, increased blood pressure, hair loss or a persistently fast heart rate.

WHY DO I NEED A THYROID LAB TESTING PANEL?

Are you always tired? Does your weight fluctuate?

It may be the result of a dysfunctional thyroid. If there is a thyroid level imbalance in your body, you may be more susceptible to everything from osteoporosis and heart disease to infertility and fatigue.

Thyroid disorders are more common in women and they often occur after pregnancy and with older age. Find out now if you have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.

OTHER RELEVANT TESTS:

Customers who purchase the Thyroid Panel often choose to add the Comprehensive Male Panel or the Comprehensive Female Panel.

TEST DETAILS:

Normal Range:

TSH 0.5 ‐ 6.0 µ units/mL
T4 Total 5 to 13.5 µg/dL
T3 Uptake 24 ‐ 37%

 High Results Indicate:

TSH:  Elevated  levels  can  indicate  hypothyroidism,  thyroid  hormone  resistance  or  TSH  dependent hyperthyroidism.

T4 TOTAL:   Elevated  levels  can  indicate  that  the  thyroid  is  producing  too  much  thyroxine  or overdosing of thyroid hormone replacement medication.

T3 UPTAKE: Elevated levels can indicate kidney failure, hyperthyroidism or protein malnutrition.

Low Results Indicate:

TSH: Low levels can indicate hyperthyroidism or TSH deficiency.

T4 TOTAL:  Low levels can indicate that the thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone, hypothyroidism or under dosing of thyroid hormone replacement medication.

T3 UPTAKE: Low levels can indicate acute hepatitis, hypothyroidism or that you are taking estrogen.

IF MY TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT-OF-RANGE, WHAT TYPE OF DOCTOR SHOULD I SEE?

You should see your primary care physician. If needed, you may be referred to an endocrinologist.

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