TSH - TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland. It tells the thyroid gland to make and release thyroid hormones into the blood.
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone): is used to confirm or rule out suspected hypothyroidism
Typically, the preferred initial test for thyroid disorders is a TSH test. If the TSH level is abnormal, it will usually be followed up with a test for free T4. Sometimes a total T3 or free T3 will also be performed
Common Causes of TSH Increase: Thyroid hypofunction
Less Common Causes of TSH Increase: liver dysfunction
Non -Fasting Panel- It's not recommended that you have no food or liquids, other than water, for at least 8 hours prior to test. Please drink plenty water to prevent dehydration.
After placing an order, you will receive a doctor approved lab order by email usually within 20-30 minutes. The emailed Lab Requisition will allow you to go to a local patient collection site to get tested. You will not have to pay any additional lab, collection or doctor's fees. Most test will normally report within 48-72 hours by secure email. List of collections site can be found using our Lab Locator Tool. If you have any questions please call our offices at 1-844-455-6355 or chat online with a member of our Care Team.