This test checks the function of your thyroid gland. It tests for the level of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Free (FT4).
What can I expect from this Thyroid Function – Analysis and Monitoring?
This test examines the function of your thyroid gland through the level of Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and Thyroxine (T4) in the blood. Thyroid disorders often remain undiagnosed, which can lead to weight problems, mood fluctuations and tiredness. By checking your levels of TSH and T4, this profile check will determine whether your thyroid gland is functioning normally. It will test whether you have an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) or an overactive one (hyperthyroidism).
Thyroid (2 Biomarkers)
Thyroid disorders are common but often remain undiagnosed. If your thyroid isn’t functioning properly it can cause tiredness, mood problems and weight issues.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) are made by the pituitary gland in the brain to stimulate the thyroid gland (located by the throat). The hormones that are produced are used to regulate weight, body temperature and muscle strength. Levels of TSH are measured as it is an indicator of thyroid disease and is commonly tested with Free T4 and Free T3.
Free T4 (free thyroxine) is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. This hormone is involved in several body functions including metabolism and growth. It can be used for the diagnosis of thyroid diseases such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism as well as aiding the diagnosis of female infertility problems. Free T4 is commonly tested with Free T3 and TSH.