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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test

$49
Sample Type:
Blood
Collection Method:Visit a LabCorp Location
Interested in testing your hormones? Consider starting with your thyroid.

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.

Preparation

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

Detection

More than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime; up to 60 percent of those with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.2

    Female Health and Fertility

    Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems. Hypothyroidism is a leading cause of difficulty in achieving and maintaining pregnancy.2

    Proactive Prevention

    Undiagnosed thyroid disease may put patients at risk for certain serious conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and infertility.2

    References

    1. “Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).” Lab Tests Online, The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, www.labtestsonline.org/tests/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh?gclid=Cj0KC....
    2. “General Information/Press Room.” American Thyroid Association, www.thyroid.org/media-main/press-room/.

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