Title
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test

Variations
Price
$49
Sample Type:
Sample Type
Blood
Age: 18+
Collection Method: Visit a Labcorp Location
HSA/FSA Accepted
Short Description

Interested in testing your hormones? Consider starting with your thyroid.

Description

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

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
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
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
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/.

Packages With This Test

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How To Get This Test

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2. Provide Your Sample

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Access Your Results Online
3. Access Your Results Online

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