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Thyroid Check - Basic

Also Known as thyroid package
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    Both

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    Above 10 years

    The thyroid is a gland present in the lower front of the neck. It regulates several biological processes, including energy generation, metabolism and mood/mental disposition.

    Often, an individual's thyroid may not produce enough thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). When this happens, the person in question may experience significant weight gain, depression or a general lack of physical energy. This condition is clinically termed hypothyroidism.

    Conversely, if the thyroid produces elevated levels of the two mentioned hormones, affected individuals may experience weight loss, tremors, and increased anxiety levels. This is known as hyperthyroidism.

    Regardless of which condition is present, a thyroid function test can accurately assess any irregularities related to the gland. These clinical examinations typically involve a collection of individual medical assessments that analyse three primary hormones in the bloodstream. This includes:

    • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
    • Thyroxine (T4) 
    • Triiodothyronine (T3)


    As such, Apollo 24|7 hosts a thyroid test package that consists of 27 separate assessments which analyse the three mentioned hormones (TSH, T3 & T4). The package also includes a Complete Blood Count (CBC), which is immensely beneficial for highlighting any complications related to haemoglobin levels and leukocytic (white blood cells) and red blood cell counts.

    Note that if you wish to opt for a thyroid test at home, you can use the Apollo 24|7 app to book the related package. Designated medical professionals will conduct the test at your residential premises and deliver the results within 72 hours.

    Now, the hosted thyroid function test involves a preliminary examination of the TSH. This is done primarily to determine if a person suffers from hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
    Subsequently, laboratory experts perform a T4 test to analyse the associated hormone. An elevated level is usually preceded by symptoms such as:

    • Diarrhoea
    • Unusual weight loss
    • Physical tremors
    • Unexplained anxiety


    If the TSH results demonstrate hormone levels above 4.5 mIU/L and the test participant shows symptoms of hypothyroidism, a medical diagnosis is made for the same. Conversely, elevated TSH levels and clinical markers for hyperthyroidism indicate that a person suffers from the related condition.

    Rarely, patients with hyperthyroidism may also suffer from an autoimmune condition called Grave's disease. This is precisely why a CBC is necessary to determine the presence of other related issues. Since the CBC analyses white blood cell and red blood cell count, specific abnormalities in the immune system can be detected through such tests.

    Nonetheless, it may be necessary to opt for additional medical examinations if the results from a thyroid test package indicate abnormalities in the gland. As such, these irregularities will usually manifest as the following symptoms:

    • Persistent fatigue 
    • Hypersensitivity to cold and heat
    • Muscle weakness, tremors and joint pain
    • Dry skin & thinning hair
    • Irregular menstrual cycles
    • Unusual weight gain or loss
    • Frequent feelings of nervousness, irritation or anxiety

     

    Thus, it is best to opt for such assessments periodically or at the earliest manifestation of the mentioned symptoms. That is the only way to prevent other existing medical conditions from worsening. 

    Medically reviewed by Dr. Amitava Ray, Family Physician, Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals, Kolkata.
     

    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    A tourniquet (elastic band) is placed tightly on the upper arm to take the blood sample. Next, the patient is asked to fold his palm into a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins, and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is sanitized before inserting the needle into the vein to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm, and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    The main symptoms of thyroid disease are extreme cold sensitivity, unexplained weight gain or weight loss, dry eyes, dry skin, fatigue, lethargy, elevated pulse, and hair loss or thinning.
    Hypothyroidism happens when the body produces less or no hormones, leading to variable heart rates and weight gain in the arms and stomach.
    Yes, goitre is also a thyroid disease. It is caused due to an enlarged thyroid gland below the neck.
    You should consult an endocrinologist if your thyroid screening test has returned abnormal T3 & T4 values.
    No. A man can also be affected by a thyroid gland disorder. Therefore, it is advised for both the genders to avail of a thyroid function screening test package and get their hormone level checked every six months.
    Fasting is not required for the thyroid test. However, if you are taking any other test along with the thyroid screening test such as fasting sugar, your pathologist may ask you to keep a 10-12 hour fasting.

    Why should Apollo be your preferred healthcare partner?

    • 36 Years of legacy and credibility in the healthcare industry.
    • NABL certified multi-channel digital healthcare platform.
    • Affordable diagnostic solutions with timely and accurate test results.
    • Up to 60% discount on Doorstep Diagnostic Tests, Home Sample Collection.
    • An inventory of over 100+ laboratories, spread across the country, operating out of 50+ cities with 700+ collection centres, serving over 1800+ pin codes.

    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results

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