Turnaround Time: 4 Hour
Type of tube needed:
- SST Serum Separated Tube
Tests included in this profile:
|Thyroid||Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Free T4 (thyroxine)|
Importance of the profile:
Thyroid function tests are usually done to find out whether the thyroid gland is working properly.
This is mainly to diagnose an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) and an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). A thyroid function test is a blood test to check the levels of the hormones made by your thyroid gland.
The test also checks the level of a hormone made by the pituitary gland in your brain, which acts on your thyroid gland.