THYROID FUNCTION TEST (TFT)



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THYROID FUNCTION TEST (TFT) - 400/-

Pre-test information – If the patient is on medication – Fasting sample
Without medicine or Random sample

Sample type - Serum

Overall – A Thyroid function test commonly refers to the quantitation of Thyroid
stimulating hormone (TSH) and circulating Thyroid hormones in serum to assess the
ability of the thyroid gland to produce and regulate thyroid hormone production. The
Thyroid is a small gland located in the lower-front part of your neck.

Parameters include:-
Total T3 (Thyroxine)
Total T4 (Thyroxine)
TSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone)

Usage - This assay is a useful test for Hyperthyroidism in patients with low TSH and
normal T4 levels. It is also used for the diagnosis of T3 toxicosis. It is not a reliable marker
for Hypothyroidism.
This test is not recommended for general screening of the population without a clinical
suspicion of Hyperthyroidism.

Indication – If your thyroid gland doesent produce enough of these hormones
Symptoms such as
. Weight gain, lack of energy and depression. This condition is called Hypothyroidism
If your thyroid gland produces too many hormones
Symptoms such as
. weight loss
. High levels of anxiety
. Tremors
This condition is called Hyperthyroidism.

Report frequency
Daily

Report delivery
Daily

schedule
Daily

Stability room
2 hrs

Stability refrigerated
1 week

Stability Frozen
4 weeks


Methods
ECLIA/CMI

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