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A Comprehensive Guide about Thyroid Test

The thyroid is a tiny gland situated at the lower part of our front neck. Our thyroid gland is capable of producing hormones that are useful to normalize our metabolic rate, regulating our mood and generate energy. It is known for secreting two types of hormones; thyroxine or T4 and triiodothyronine or the T3. In case that your thyroid is not producing enough of this, there is a possibility that you will experience depression, weakness and a rapid gain of weight. In the event that it is too active you will encounter tremor, anxiety and weight loss. In order to avoid this condition, a Thyroid test is needed.

The Detailed Procedure of Thyroid Test

Before the actual Thyroid test procedure, first you will have to tell our medical personnel about any type of medication t hat you are currently taking especially if you are pregnant. There is certain conditions and medicine that may affect the accuracy of the result. It is imperative to create a precise result in order to determine the proper medication to hamper or stop the development of any medical condition relating to your thyroid gland.

Upon the arrival of our medical team in your house, they will perform a medical procedure also known as venipuncture. This methodology is an act of drawing blood which is also referred to as thyroid blood examination. You will be asked to sit in your most comfortable chair during the thyroid test. After that, our nurse will perform the normal procedure in drawing blood such as tying a rubber band in your arm and collecting the blood in your swollen vein. The samples will then be immediately taken at our laboratory testing facility for further analysis.

After successfully determining you condition, we will send the result to you via e-mail. You will also receive a recommendation and follow up depending on your case. If there are no prevailing cases detected on our analysis, you will then be able to return to your normal life; however, we advise you to talk to our medical expert and ask them their recommendation especially the time that you need to undergo the thyroid test again.

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How to Understand your Thyroid Test Result

TSH and T4 test are the regular types of a thyroid test. The t4 test is also referred to as the Thyroxine test wherein the hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism can be diagnosed. The TSH test will measure the level of the hormone that triggers the production of thyroid hormone. The normal level of hormone would be around 0.4-4.0mIU/L.

If you are experiencing some prevalent signs of hypothyroidism and the TSH examination that you have a level of 2.0, then it is more likely for you to develop a hypothyroidism. This form of examination is usually performed on infants as this condition can lead to development deficiencies. If you are experiencing any symptoms mentioned above, you should immediately set an appointment with GO Health Screening for a thyroid test in order to prevent the condition from worsening.

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  2. FT3
  3. FT4

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