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Short Description: TSH test helps evaluate thyroid gland function and to help diagnose thyroid disorders.

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Frequently Asked Questions

TSH or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone or also known as Thyrotropin is a critical hormone that stimulates the Thyroid Gland to produce Thyroxin (T4) and T3 (Triiodothyronine). TSH itself is produced by the pituitary gland when TRH (Thyrotropin releasing hormone) stimulates it. The Hypothalamus is responsible for producing TRH. TSH then stimulates the Thyroid Gland to produce T3 and T4. TSH Ultrasensitive is important to:

  • Diagnose Hyperthyroidism & Hypothyroidism
  • New Born Screening Test
  • Monitoring therapy in case of Hypothyroidism
  • Especially critical in the diagnosis and prognosis of women fertility problems Your doctor is the best person to evaluate your symptoms and guide you in terms of a diagnostic test. TSH is often ordered in combination with other tests.

Your doctor would recommend this test for you if you have the symptoms of hypo or hyper-thyroidism. Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:

  • Sudden Weight Gain
  • Dry Skin
  • Constipation
  • Puffy Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Menstrual


Irregularity Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism:

  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Anxiety
  • Weight Loss
  • Tremors

A thyroid panel is a group of tests that are done together to help analyse thyroid gland function and to help diagnose thyroid disorders. The tests in the thyroid panel help measure the amount of thyroid hormones in the blood. These hormones are chemical substances that travel through the blood and control or regulate the body's metabolism—how it functions and uses energy.

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