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Thyroid Profile (Total T3, Total T4, TSH)

Also Known as Thyroid Profile Total, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Total t3 Total t4, Serum Thyroid Profile
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    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.

    Here are some reasons behind opting for thyroid tests:

    • Check the abnormality in the thyroid gland
    • Assess the risk of thyroid dysfunction for people who have Coeliac disease and type 1 diabetes
    • Monitor the efficacy of treatment


    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Saptarshi Bhattacharya, Endocrinology, Apollo Hospitals Indraprastha, South Delhi.

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    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order 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.
    Hypothyroidism refers to an underactive thyroid. It is a condition in which the thyroid gland is not able to produce sufficient thyroid hormones. The symptoms of hypothyroidism are not noticeable at an early stage. If left untreated, it can cause various health problems that include obesity, joint pain, infertility, and heart disease.
    Hyperthyroidism refers to an overactive thyroid. It is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces an excess of thyroid hormones. Hyperthyroidism can occur due to various conditions such as Graves disease, consuming excess iodine, inflammation of thyroid gland (thyroiditis), tumors of ovaries or testes, benign tumors of the thyroid or pituitary gland, and in cases if large amount of T4 is consumed through dietary supplements or medication.
    The signs of an underactive thyroid include slow heart rate, weight gain, enlarged thyroid, dry skin, constipation, trouble tolerating cold, pain in the muscle and joints, puffy skin, thinning of hair, hair loss, fatigue, depression, forgetfulness, heavy or irregular menstrual periods, and infertility in women.
    The signs of an overactive thyroid include rapid heart rate, anxiety, weight loss, difficulty in sleeping, tremors in the hands, muscle weakness, increased sweating, difficulty in tolerating heat, frequent bowel movements, puffiness around the eyes, dryness, irritation, excessive tearing, sensitivity to light, blurry double vision, bulging of eyes, and lighter or less frequent menstrual periods in women.
    The nutrients which are harmful to the thyroid gland include soy foods such as tofu, tempeh; certain vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, spinach; fruits, and starchy plants such as sweet potatoes, peaches, strawberries; nuts and seeds like millet, peanuts, pine nuts, etc.
    The additional tests that can be performed include thyroid antibodies test to diagnose autoimmune thyroid disease and distinguish it from other conditions of thyroid such as Graves disease, Hashimotos thyroiditis; calcitonin test to diagnose C-cell hyperplasia and medullary thyroid cancer; thyroglobulin test to primarily monitor the treatment and recurrence of thyroid cancer; and thyroxine binding globulin (TBG) test to evaluate the patients with abnormal levels of T3 and T4.
    Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.
    Yes, other medications can be skipped to ensure that your thyroid profile test results are accurate. Also, you must make your physician aware of your medications so that he/she can guide you before the test. Furthermore, if you have undergone a contrast-dye-based X-ray, you must wait for the thyroid test.
    Hyperthyroidism is the overactivity of your thyroid gland. As a result of this, your body will have higher levels of thyroid hormones, and this will reflect in your thyroid profile test results. Also, the symptoms of hyperthyroidism include restlessness, tremors, euphoria and anxiety.
    Unlike overactive thyroid glands, hypothyroidism is a condition when your thyroid gland produces lesser hormones. As far as symptoms are concerned, you might gain weight, feel depressed and have constant fatigue.
    Thyroid function test requires blood sample through venipuncture method. As a result, the phlebotomist cleans the area in your arm and invades the needle into the veins. After blood collection, you may or may not receive pain killers, depending on the intensity of your pain.
    Yes, a newborn screening test includes a test to check the function of the thyroid gland. However, this procedure involves the heel prick method to collect the sample.
    If your thyroid gland is overactive, you might have to take an ultrasound test. However, the doctor will give you medications after examining all your test results. Furthermore, other tests will determine structural abnormality, tumours, and gland activity.

    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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