Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Blood Test
Is it for you?
- Thyroid Hormones
Thyroid Hormones (1 Biomarker)
Special instructionsPlease take your sample in the morning. Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
Raised levels of TSH can indicate that the thyroid is struggling to produce sufficient quantities of thyroid hormones and is underactive, whereas low levels can indicate that the thyroid is producing excess levels of thyroid hormones and is overactive. Symptoms of an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) include heat intolerance, weight loss, heart palpitations and breathlessness, while common underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) symptoms include fatigue, weakness, weight gain, slow heart rate and cold intolerance.
The TSH test is often the first test for evaluating thyroid function and/or symptoms of hyper or hypothyroidism.
Why take this test?
- You want to assess your thyroid function
- You want to monitor treatment of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
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