Effective price: ₹395
Above 10 years
A thyroid profile test is a comprehensive set of tests that examine the function of your thyroid glands. The thyroid profile test assesses the Thyroxine (T4, Total) - Serum, Tri Iodothyronine (T3, Total) - Serum, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Ultrasensitive TSH that helps in understanding the functioning of the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland located at the frontal part of your neck. It produces the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). The thyroid profile test, also known as the thyroid function test, assesses the increase or decrease in the production of hormones by the gland.
This test includes a complete package of T3, T4, TSH test, which are essential hormones that regulate many body functions. These hormones work in a feedback loop and depend on each other for the normal functioning of the gland. For example, thyroid-stimulating hormone produces a suitable amount of thyroxine. This further gives feedback to the brain to reduce the production of the thyroid-stimulating hormone.
The thyroid gland is responsible for most of the body’s processes such as metabolism, energy production and mood. Depending on the activity of the thyroid gland, the disorder could be due to hyperactivity or decreased activity. These disorders are generally categorized as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, respectively. Hyperthyroidism has symptoms like restlessness, tremors, weight loss, euphoria and anxiety, while hypothyroidism shows symptoms like sudden weight gain, depression and fatigue.
At Apollo 24|7, you can get a complete package of thyroid profile test that includes the T3, T4, TSH tests.
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Saptarshi Bhattacharya, Endocrinology, Apollo Hospitals Indraprastha, South Delhi.
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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