Also Known As:
Thyroid Function Panel
The Purpose of the Thyroid Panel With TSH Test
The thyroid blood test with a TSH panel helps evaluate the status of your thyroid function. It also aids in screening for metabolic and thyroid disorders.
What Does the Thyroid Profile Blood Test Measure?
The thyroid profile blood test screens for abnormalities concerning the production of thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4), and triiodothyronine (T3). The addition of the thyroid stimulation hormone (TSH) panel aids the diagnosis of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, which links to thyroid diseases.
Who Should Take a Thyroid Profile Test & TSH Panel?
People who have a family history of thyroid problems should take the thyroid panel with TSH, as well as those who experience symptoms of thyroid disorder. These symptoms include sudden weight changes, fatigue, dry skin, increased heart rate, and constantly feeling cold or hot. Likewise, patients undergoing treatment for thyroid disorder opt to take the thyroid profile blood test for monitoring.
Thyroid Profile Test Preparation
If you are under medication for a thyroid disorder, you should have your blood drawn before taking your daily dose. Otherwise, there are no special preparations necessary for thyroid blood work.
Thyroid Profile Test Results
Your thyroid panel with TSH test results will show underactivity (hypothyroidism) or overactivity (hyperthyroidism) of the thyroid gland, which allows for the diagnosis of thyroid disorders such as thyroiditis, Hashimoto’s disease, Grave disease, goiter, and thyroid cancer.
High levels of TSH and low amounts of thyroid hormones (T3 & T4) indicate hypothyroidism. On the other hand, low TSH levels and high thyroid hormones in the blood suggest hyperthyroidism.
Estimated Turn Around For Results: 2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs. We will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.
Where Can I Get a Thyroid Panel With TSH Done Near Me?
Visit one of our 4,000 lab locations in the country to take the thyroid and TSH panel. Personalabs is contracted with both Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp.