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What is a Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test?
Thyroid-stimulating hormone is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland and controls the production of thyroid hormones. Abnormally high levels of TSH cause hypothyroidism, and abnormally low levels of TSH cause hyperthyroidism. Thyroid-stimulating hormone test is ordered when the patients show the following symptoms: fatigue, weight gain, anxiety, palpitations etc.
What is TSH test used for?
A TSH blood test measures for abnormalities in your TSH, T3 and T4 levels. Abnormally high levels of TSH cause hypothyroidism, and abnormally low levels of TSH cause hyperthyroidism.
What is included in a TSH test?
A TSH blood test includes the following:
TSH, Triiodothyronine (T3) and Tetraiodothyronine (T4).
While TSH is produced in the pituitary gland, T3 and T4 are produced in the thyroid gland.
TSH regulates the production of T3 and T4.
T3, in turn, regulates the production of TSH by signaling the pituitary gland to stop the production of TSH. That is called the negative feedback mechanism.
Malfunction in production in any of these hormones could lead to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
How to prepare for the TSH test?
No special preparation is required for a standard TSH test. However, keep your doctor informed about any medications that you are taking.
Things to consider after the TSH test is completed.
Side effects of performing a blood test are uncommon. Once the blood sample is withdrawn for the TSH test, it may cause dizziness or nausea for some patients, sometimes bruising is seen in patients with sensitive skin.
What does a Thyroid-stimulating hormone test detect?
The blood test helps detect abnormalities in thyroid levels, namely Thyroid-stimulating hormone, T3 and T4 levels.
How long does it take to get TSH test results?
It takes about 24-48 hours to get the normal TSH blood test on your MFine app, which you can download anytime you need.
Is TSH a definitive test?
TSH is not a definite test. In a few cases, we require T3 and T4 values to diagnose thyroid gland function.
How to read the TSH Blood Test report?
|TSH||0.27 to 4.20 mlU/L|
|T3||80 to 200 ng/dL|
|T4||5.10 to 14.10 mlU/dL|
How much does the TSH test cost?
The cost of the Thyroid Test (T3 – T4 – TSH) in India varies from ₹ 199 to ₹ 400 in most cities of India.
Why To Book
- Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is used to diagnose thyroid diseases, monitor treatment in hypothyroid patients, screen for any thyroid disease during pregnancy, and screen newborns.