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Overview

The Thyroxine – Total blood test is done to determine the presence of thyroid disorder in a patient. 

What is the Thyroxine – Total test?

The Thyroxine – Total test is a normal blood test that is conducted to determine the level of thyroid in the blood. It is used to determine both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. The Thyroxine – Total test is usually conducted after determining the level of TSH.

Why is the Thyroxine – Total test suggested?

The Thyroxine – Total test is performed when a patient experiences the following symptoms:

  • A sudden change in weight.
  • Fatigue
  • Tiredness
  • Swollen throat.
  • Dry skin.
  • Constipation

How is the Thyroxine – Total test performed?

The Thyroxine – Total test is a complication-free blood test. It comprises the following steps:

  • The patient is made to sit and a vein in the arm is popped out by tying a cord. The site is sanitized with an antiseptic lotion.
  • The blood is extracted from the vein and sent for testing in a lab.

What are the parameters measured in the Thyroxine – Total test?

 

The Thyroxine – Total test is used to determine the levels of both TSH and t4 in the blood.

It is an important marker to detect the presence of thyroid.

Preparation before the Thyroxine – Total test

Preparations required before performing Thyroxine – Total test include

  • Not consuming any medication, especially certain multivitamins.
  • Discussing one’s the medical history with the doctor along with currently prescribed medications.
  • There is no need to fast before this test.

Post-care after the Thyroxine – Total test

The Thyroxine – Total test does not require any special post-care steps. The patient can go home immediately after the test and resume their daily activities.

Sample types of Thyroxine – Total test

The Thyroxine – Total test requires a blood sample.

Side effects of the Thyroxine – Total test

The Thyroxine – Total test has no side effects.

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