What is a Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test?
The Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) signals the thyroid gland to make hormones that control how your body uses and stores energy, also known as your metabolism. Testing the levels of TSH in your blood can reveal if your thyroid gland is functioning normally. The thyroid hormone plays a very important role in regulating weight, body temperature, and even mood. Having an overactive or underactive thyroid can cause health issues that may interfere with daily life.
When is the Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test recommended?
It is recommended:
To analyse any suspected thyroid diseases (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism).
To check the effectiveness of treatment in patients with thyroid diseases, e.g., in the cases of hypothyroid patients receiving the various thyroid hormone preparations: Low values are found in states of high doses.
To screen for any thyroid diseases during the pregnancy.
To monitor for any thyroid diseases in new-borns.
What does it measure?
The Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test:
Analyses the Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone, which is a hormone that prompts the thyroid to produce other hormones. The thyroid is the butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that makes the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). T3 and T4 control your metabolism, or how your body uses and stores the energy.
TSH acts upon the thyroid gland by binding to the TSH receptor. It is made in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is sometimes called the master gland because it produces a large number of hormones to control the functions of other glands in the body. The pituitary gland will be able to sense when your T3 and T4 hormone levels are too low or too high. In response to that, it will produce more or less TSH to stimulate your thyroid gland to produce the right number of 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 Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test in Bangalore is Rs. 250.
How often should I get tested for the Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test?
The Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test?
TSH: 0.465–4.68 mIU/L
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 Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test in Bangalore?
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