Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test
Your thyroid is essential to your health and wellbeing. From how fast your heart beats to how quickly your body burns calories, your thyroid directly influences factors as subtle as your mood and as vital as your fertility.
This test measures thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH): a hormone that stimulates the thyroid to produce T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine), two hormones that play a critical role in controlling the body’s metabolism. Typically, changes in your thyroid hormones can result in significant changes to your TSH level, indicating potential problems related to the function of your thyroid.
If you’re taking a supplement containing biotin (also called vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R), commonly found in products promoting nail, skin, and hair health, it is recommended that you wait at least 72 hours from your last dose before sample collection.
Why Consider This Test
- “Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).” Lab Tests Online, The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, www.labtestsonline.org/tests/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh?gclid=Cj0KC....
- “General Information/Press Room.” American Thyroid Association, www.thyroid.org/media-main/press-room/.
Packages With This Test
How To Get This Test
1. Choose your tests
Shop for tests and pay online. An independent physician will review and approve your test requests; no doctor’s visit is required.
2. Provide Your Sample
Take the requisition number we emailed you, along with a photo ID, to a Labcorp location for sample collection.
3. Access your results online
View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail.
Getting My Results
We've made getting your results easier and more convenient than ever. View your easy-to-read results online in your Pixel by Labcorp account. For certain results that require prompt attention, you will also be contacted by phone or mail. To view a sample report click the "sample report" button below.