A Thyroid Screen will determine how well the thyroid gland is working. The test first measures thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) with a very sensitive procedure. TSH controls the thyroid gland. If the TSH level is either decreased or increased, this could indicate thyroid disease. A free thyroxin (FT4) test is then done to help complete the picture of thyroid function. FT4 is the thyroid hormone that influences many organs in the body.
Preparation for Your Test
- Wear a short sleeved shirt or a shirt with sleeves that roll up easily.
The cost of this test is $35.
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