The thyroid gland is one of the most important organs of the human endocrine system. Under the influence of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) the gland produces thyroid hormones: T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine).
Thyroid hormones have a significant impact on the human body. Namely: on basic metabolism, oxygen consumption, energy balance, heat generation.
Full functional state of the thyroid gland It is recommended to test the following combination of hormones for the study: FT3, FT4 და TSH so Thyroid (Thyroid) Hormone Profile II - Extended Thyroid Screening.
When assessing the functional state of the thyroid gland, When we suspect thyroid damage. It is important to know that functional disorders of the thyroid gland, or diseases at an early stage, are not always manifested clinically. Therefore, it is committed to timely diagnostics - Periodic screening of the thyroid gland.
The study is recommended in patients with symptoms of increased or decreased thyroid function. The test is also prescribed for people with an enlarged gland (so-called "goiter") or "nodules".
Signs of increased thyroid function:
Signs of decreased thyroid function:
Required for analysis Venous blood.
The test should be taken on empty stomach , In the morning (until about 10 o'clock). Drinking coffee and smoking before testing will seriously affect the results. It is allowed to drink 250 ml of water before testing.
If the test reveals abnormalities, it may be necessary to use additional, other methods of diagnostics. for that You should definitely consult a specialist, which, taking into account the symptoms, correctly selects the appropriate examinations to make an accurate diagnostics.
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