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Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai

Also known as Thyroid Function Test-Free
Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai Includes 3 testsView All
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. You need not stop taking your thyroid medications on the day of the test unless otherwise advised by the doctor.
  2. No special preparation is required.

Understanding Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai


What is Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai?

The Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) is a group of blood tests that assesses the health of your thyroid gland and aids in diagnosing and managing thyroid disorders. It is available at an affordable price in Chennai with Tata 1mg labs. This profile measures the amount of free form of thyroid hormones in the blood, namely thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxine (T4)- free, and triiodothyronine (T3)- free. 

Your doctor may suggest this profile when you have symptoms suggestive of a thyroid disorder, such as tiredness, mood swings, depression, muscle pain, nervousness, or anxiety. The test results, along with your symptoms, will allow the doctor to identify and diagnose certain diseases, such as hyper or hypothyroidism, and also manage the treatment for these diseases. 

Fasting is not required to undertake the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH).  You may eat and drink as per your daily routine. On the day of the test, individuals on thyroid medications should take them at the time and dosage prescribed by their doctors.

What does Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) measure?

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Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3) are thyroid hormones that help regulate metabolism and energy levels. On the other hand, the pituitary gland produces thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and stimulates the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4 hormones. T3 and T4 circulate in the blood in two forms: bound (attached to proteins) and free (does not attach to any protein). The Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) measures the free or active form of these hormones.

The serum levels of the thyroid hormones and TSH have an inverse relationship, i.e., low T4 and T3 (as observed in hypothyroidism) and high T4 and T3 (as seen in hyperthyroidism) levels are associated with high and low TSH levels, respectively.

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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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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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Triiodothyronine Free

The Triiodothyronine Free test measures the levels of free triiodothyronine (T3), a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. T3 hormone plays a vital role in regulating the body's metabolism, energy levels, and growth & development. It exists in the blood in two forms: free T3 and bound T3. Only a small portion of T3 is free (not bound to proteins) and can be utilized by the body’s tissues. In contrast, more than 99% of T3 is bound to proteins, such as albumin and thyroid-binding globulin (TBG), preventing it from entering the tissues. The body balances bound and free T3 to ensure proper functioning. 

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai


Frequently Asked Questions about Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai

Q. What does the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) measure?

The Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) measures the levels of three hormones in the blood: Free T3, Free T4, and TSH. T3 and T4 thyroid hormones aid in regulating metabolism and energy levels in the body. On the other hand, TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and encourages the production of T3 and T4 hormones by the thyroid gland.

Q. Why is the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) performed?

The Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) helps evaluate the functioning of the thyroid gland and diagnose or monitor thyroid disorders, such as hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). This test can help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis, determine appropriate treatment, and monitor the effectiveness of the treatment over time.

Q. What is the procedure of sample collection for the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH)?

The Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) requires a blood sample for testing. A well-trained phlebotomist (a professional who draws blood) cleans the skin with an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe before drawing blood from a vein with a needle. The blood sample is then safely preserved and delivered to the laboratory for processing.

Q. Is fasting required before the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH)?

No, fasting is not needed for this profile. However, your doctor will guide you if any special preparation is required.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH)?

There is generally no risk associated with this profile. However, as a needle is used to prick and take a blood sample, rarely, you may experience bleeding, swelling, or blood collection under the skin, which is usually self-limiting.

Q. Can I book the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai near me?

Yes, you can book the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The profile can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection possible for the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai?

Yes, home sample collection is possible for the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai with Tata 1mg Labs. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I book the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai?

The booking process for the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai is straightforward and hassle-free. Follow these steps to schedule a test online: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. What is the cost of the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price in Chennai. The Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) can be booked at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 599.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of the Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai?

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 Thyroid Profile Free (FT3, FT4 & TSH) in Chennai are often provided in 12 hours.
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