The Thyroid Panel screens for thyroid disease, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism by examining your body’s production of the thyroid hormones.
There are two types of thyroid disorders:
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) – symptoms may include fatigue, weight gain, a short attention span, and numbness or cold intolerance.
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) – symptoms may include weight loss, persistent vomiting, increased blood pressure, hair loss or a persistently fast heart rate.
The Thyroid Panel includes the following tests:
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- T4 Total
- Free T3
- Free T4
- Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies (TPO)
IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?
No. You do not need to provide a doctor’s order to get lab testing done at Advanced Practice Clinic.
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
No. You can walk in for same-day testing. We make it easy for you by offering work-friendly hours.
IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TESTS RESULTS WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?
We recommend you share your results with your healthcare provider.