Thyroid Function Tests

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What is a Thyroid Function Tests?

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that sits just above your sternum. This gland is responsible for producing Hormones that control several different body systems.

It’s like a command center that manages how your body uses energy. The test tells how well your thyroid gland works. Abnormal thyroid function, such as underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or overactive thyroid hyperthyroidism), can lead to many symptoms. The panel helped diagnose disorders like Thyroiditis, Hshimotos Disease & Graves’ Disease, etc.

Do I need a Thyroid Test I do not feel any Red flags: 

You might need a thyroid test if you have symptoms like Nervousness, Anxiety, Mood swings, Depression, fatigue, sluggishness, restlessness Irritability, Difficulty in sleeping, Sensitivity to Heat or Cold or unexplained weight changes.

What I need to do before going for a Thyroid Function Tests:

Generally, no special preparation is required for a thyroid test, you don’t need to do anything special before your test.  You can eat and drink normally, if you are taking a treatment for thyroid disease, your blood sample should be drawn before you take your daily dose.

Which Tests are included in a full Body Health Check-up?

Mainly it measures the amounts of thyroid hormones tri-iodothyronine T3 (or free T3), thyroxin T4 (or free T4) & Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH) in the body. A full thyroid panel may include the following additional tests:

TPO (thyroid peroxidase antibodies) are also known as microsomal antibodies. TG (thyroglobulin) anti-TG (thyroglobulin antibodies). & TSI (thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin).

Do I need to go to the lab for Thyroid Function Tests? 

A thyroid panel uses a blood sample to evaluate the functioning of the thyroid gland. You may visit the lab at a time of your convenience to give a Blood Sample for Thyroid test. However, samples can be taken from your home or your office if you wish to do so.

We are an ISO 9001: 2015 Certified Healthcare Service provider in Amritsar. Our phlebotomists/technicians are highly trained and always ready to fulfill your Blood test Requirements.

It is our mission to make quality healthcare services available to every individual. We understand how necessary a health test can be in the case of a serious illness and how important it is, in the case of preventive health care to detect a disease at the earlier stages, to find a cure.

Just make a call at our pathology lab, fix a time of your convenience for Blood withdrawal, and get all your required blood tests performed in the comfort of your own home or office.

The tests are carried over by highly qualified professionals performing their jobs with complete accuracy on next-level medical technology in the lab. Online reports are generated almost the same day, reducing the overall Turnaround Time.

What are the specific symptoms that might indicate the need for a thyroid function tests?

Thyroid disorders can manifest through a variety of symptoms, often due to the thyroid gland producing either too much or too little thyroid hormone. Here are some specific symptoms that might indicate the need for a thyroid test:

Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)

Symptoms include:

  1. Fatigue – Persistent tiredness despite adequate sleep.
  2. Weight Gain – Unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight.
  3. Cold Intolerance – Sensitivity to cold temperatures.
  4. Constipation – Regular or severe constipation.
  5. Dry Skin and Hair – Dry, coarse skin and hair, as well as hair loss.
  6. Depression – Feeling unusually depressed or having mood swings.
  7. Memory Problems – Difficulty with memory and concentration (brain fog).
  8. Muscle Weakness – Weakness, especially in the arms and legs.
  9. Slow Heart Rate – Lower than normal heart rate (bradycardia).
  10. Menstrual Irregularities – Heavy or irregular menstrual periods.
  11. Hoarseness – Hoarse voice or swelling in the neck (goiter)

Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)

Symptoms include:

  1. Weight Loss – Unintended weight loss despite normal or increased appetite.
  2. Heat Intolerance – Increased sensitivity to heat.
  3. Rapid Heartbeat – Fast heart rate (tachycardia) or palpitations.
  4. Nervousness and Anxiety – Feeling anxious, irritable, or nervous.
  5. Increased Sweating – Excessive sweating and warm, moist skin.
  6. Tremors – Shaking hands or fingers.
  7. Sleep Disturbances – Difficulty sleeping or insomnia.
  8. Frequent Bowel Movements – More frequent than usual bowel movements.
  9. Muscle Weakness – Especially in the upper arms and thighs.
  10. Menstrual Irregularities – Lighter, less frequent menstrual periods.
  11. Bulging Eyes – In Graves’ disease, bulging eyes (exophthalmos) can occur.

Other Indications for Thyroid Testing

Include:

  1. Family History – A family history of thyroid disease.
  2. Previous Thyroid Issues – Previous thyroid problems or surgeries.
  3. Radiation Exposure – Previous radiation exposure, especially in the neck area.
  4. Autoimmune Diseases – Presence of other autoimmune diseases like Type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
  5. Elevated Cholesterol – High cholesterol that is not responsive to diet, exercise, or medication.

Thyroid function tests

To Book an appointment for a Home Blood Sample Collection in Amritsar, either for a Thyroid Function Tests or for a specific test for a disease or as prescribed by your Doctor, OR for a preventive Full Body Check-up in Amritsar, Just make a Call at 9988007576, 9988357500.

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