What is a thyroid function test (TFT)?
The thyroid function test (TFT) is used to determine the number of thyroid problems. The test measures the levels of different hormones, including thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxine (T4), and triiodothyronine (T3). The thyroid includes various antibodies related to thyroid functions.
When is the thyroid function test (TFT) recommended?
It is recommended:
To check for any suspected thyroid disease (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism).
To monitor treatment in patients with thyroid diseases.
To investigate the cause of infertility.
If the patient is suffering from any symptoms like unexplained weight loss or weight gain, fatigue, weakness, and difficulty concentrating, which are common symptoms of thyroid disorders.
What does it measure?
The thyroid function test (TFT) is used to measure:
The TFT test measures the values of the following three hormones in the blood: TriIodothyronine (T3)-Total, Thyroxine (T4)-Total, and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).
The thyroid gland's hormones help control a number of your body's metabolic processes, such as pulse, vital signs, blood heat, and weight.
Thyroid function testing may be included with other tests to evaluate a patient who is having trouble with non-specific symptoms like fatigue, depression, or difficulty becoming or staying pregnant.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports after 6 hours, after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the thyroid function test (TFT) in Delhi?
The cost of the thyroid function test (TFT) in Delhi is Rs. 480.
How often should I get tested for the thyroid function test (TFT)?
The thyroid function test (TFT) is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions
What are the normal values for a thyroid function test (TFT)?
The normal ranges are:
T3: 76 - 181 ng/dL.
T4: 4.5 - 12.0 mcg/dL
TSH: 0.40 - 4.50 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?
The test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the thyroid function test (TFT)?
No, fasting is not required for this test. But it depends on the doctor.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the thyroid function test (TFT)?
There are no specific precautions for this test. But it depends on what the doctor tells.
How can I book the thyroid function test (TFT) in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in 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 the thyroid function test (TFT) with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. 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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