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What is a free T3 (FT3) test?
The free triiodothyronine (FT3) test, which is most commonly referred to as a T3 test, measures the level of a hormone called triiodothyronine in your blood. T3 is a hormone secreted by the thyroid glands and is very important for the metabolism of your body, including your heart rate and temperature. A T3 test is required in cases of symptoms like anxiety, weight loss, low tolerance for heat, and trouble sleeping. This test is often used to diagnose hyperthyroidism, a condition in which the body makes too many thyroid hormones.
When is the free T3 (FT3) test recommended?
It is recommended:
To diagnose thyroid diseases (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism).
To check the thyroid status in patients with altered distribution of thyroid binding proteins (e.g., pregnancy, dysalbuminemic).
To find the patient’s response to the treatment of the diseases.
What does it measure?
The free T3 (FT3) test measures:
The FT3 test checks the active form of T3 that is not bound to the protein. The total T3 test measures both bound T3 and free T3 combined.
T3 in the body is bound to proteins as it circulates in the bloodstream. The small proportion, known as free T3, is not attached to the proteins.
Free T3 testing may be used to determine whether thyroid replacement therapy is effective or not. It can also help in diagnosing the abnormalities of the proteins that bind thyroid hormones.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the free T3 (FT3) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the free T3 (FT3) test in Bangalore is Rs. 300.
How often should I get tested for the Free T3 (FT3) test?
The free T3 (FT3) test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of the free T3 (FT3) test?
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Free T3 (FT3) test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the free T3 (FT3) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the free T3 (FT3) test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.com and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Free T3 (FT3) test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Or our trained, professional and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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