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T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive in Asansol

Also known as Free Thyroxine & Thyrotropin
T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive in Asansol Includes 2 testsView All
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Sample to be given at the same time of the day in follow-up cases.
  2. You need not stop taking your thyroid medications on the day of the test unless otherwise advised by the doctor.

Understanding T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive in Asansol


What is T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive in Asansol?

The T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive test is a specialized test tailored to measure the amounts of free form of thyroxine (FT4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) present in the blood. This test helps evaluate how well your thyroid gland works and is available at an affordable price in Asansol with Tata 1mg Labs. This test aids in diagnosing and monitoring thyroid disorders like goiter, Graves’ disease, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which result from either an overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism) thyroid gland. Your doctor may suggest the T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive test when you have symptoms suggestive of a thyroid disorder, such as tiredness, mood swings, depression, muscle pain, nervousness, or anxiety.

This test is also recommended for pregnant women to ensure adequate levels of T4 and TSH, both of which are crucial for the healthy development of babies and to prevent pregnancy complications. No special preparations are required for this test, and typically, there is no need to stop thyroid medication beforehand. However, inform your doctor about all medications you are taking, as some may impact thyroid function.

 

What does T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive measure?

Contains 2 tests

The T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive test measures the free form of thyroxine (FT4) hormone along with TSH to analyze how well your thyroid gland is functioning. This test has the advantage of getting a more precise analysis of your thyroid function and early detection of potential thyroid problems, thereby facilitating better treatment outcomes.

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Thyroxine - Free

The Thyroxine - Free test measures the free form of thyroxine (T4) hormone made by the thyroid gland. T4 hormone exists in the blood in two forms: bound (attached to proteins) and free (not attached to proteins). Most of the T4 hormone circulating in the blood is bound to proteins and only a small part is free. A delicate balance of bound and free T4 should be maintained to ensure the proper functioning of the body.

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TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Ultrasensitive

The TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Ultrasensitive test measures the levels of TSH hormone in the blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland located in the brain. Its function is to stimulate and regulate the functioning of the thyroid gland. It signals the thyroid gland to increase or decrease the production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4 (essential for regulating our body’s metabolism, temperature, heart rate, and growth) when their levels are low or high, respectively. Therefore, when the levels of T3 & T4 decrease, the pituitary gland is stimulated to release TSH. This high TSH level, in turn, stimulates the thyroid gland to release more thyroid hormones (T3 & T4); the vice-versa happens when the levels of thyroid hormones increase.

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive in Asansol


Frequently Asked Questions about T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive in Asansol

Q. Why is the free T4 and TSH test done?

The free T4 and TSH test is done to check for hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism when you are suspected of symptoms like weight gain/loss, fatigue, dry skin, hair thinning, slow heart rate, muscle weakness, anxiety, trouble sleeping, or frequent bowel movement.

Q. Is fasting required for the free T4 and TSH test?

No, fasting is not needed before taking this test. However, your doctor will guide you if any special preparation is required.

Q. How is the free T4 and TSH test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take blood samples from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Is there any risk associated with this test?

There is usually no risk associated with this test. However, some people may feel a slight sting while the needle is pricked and may experience some bleeding that is normal and usually not bothersome. Some people may rarely experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times daily for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. Can I schedule an online booking for the T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive test in Asansol near me?

Yes, you can book the T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive test in Asansol near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for the T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive test in Asansol with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for the T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive test is readily available in Asansol. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule the T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive test with Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol?

If you want to schedule the T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive test with Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of the T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive test at Tata 1mg Labs in Asansol?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Asansol. The T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 379.

Q. What is the estimated turnaround time for the results of the {test-name} test in Asansol?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of the T4 Free & TSH, Ultrasensitive test in Asansol are often provided in 48 hours.
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References

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