What is the Thyroid function test (TFT) ?
A Thyroid function test (TFT) is used to check 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 tissue.
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced within the pituitary within the brain. Thyroid stimulating hormone is carried in the blood to the thyroid gland, which is sited at the front of the neck. From there, Thyroid stimulating hormone influences how much T4 and T3 are released into the blood.
When is a Thyroid function test (TFT) recommended?
The doctor may recommend getting this test done, if the patient is suffering from symptoms like unexplained weight loss or weight gain, fatigue, weakness, difficulty in concentrating which are common symptoms of thyroid disorders.
In some cases, this test is performed to seek out out the effectiveness of the treatment.
If a patient is on the treatment of thyroid hormones then the doctor prefers this test to evaluate and to check the thyroid hormone levels in the body. This will help the doctor to rule out the patient’s disease condition.
What does it measure?
The Thyroid Profile Total test measures the levels of the following three hormones in the blood: TriIodothyronine (T3) - Total, Thyroxine (T4) - Total and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). The thyroid glands hormones help control a number of your body's metabolic processes, like pulse , vital sign , blood heat and weight. Too much or insufficient of those hormones can cause you to ill.
You might need thyroid tests if:
If you've got symptoms of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) or hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Which, can be due to a variety of thyroid diseases, or occasionally, disorders of the pituitary glands. TFTs also are wont to monitor the response to treatment of those conditions.
You are taking some sort of hormone replacement treatment.
If you are a female and being investigated for infertility treatment.
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)?
The cost of the Thyroid function test (TFT) in Noida is Rs. 480.
How often should I get tested for 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 blood 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 a Thyroid function test (TFT)?
Fasting is not required for this test. Depends on the doctor.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Thyroid function test (TFT)?
There are no specific precautions for this test. Depends on the doctor.
How can I book a Thyroid function test (TFT) in Noida?
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