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Thyroxine - Free in Pune

Also known as Free T4
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Understanding Thyroxine - Free in Pune

What is Thyroxine - Free in Pune?

The Thyroxine - Free or free T4 test determines the amount of free thyroxine (T4) hormone in the blood and is available in Pune with Tata 1mg labs. T4 hormone is secreted by the thyroid gland and is essential for the body's growth and metabolism. It circulates in the blood in two forms: free form (FT4) and bound form. 

Your doctor may suggest the Thyroxine - Free test when symptoms of hyperthyroidism (increased appetite, rapid heartbeat, weight loss, vision changes, anxiety, and swelling and enlargement of the neck) or hypothyroidism (fatigue, weight gain, joint, and muscle pain, slowed heartbeat, or dry skin) are noticed. The test results, along with your symptoms, will help the doctor diagnose any suspected thyroid disease (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism) and monitor the treatment efficacy in people with known thyroid conditions

No special preparations are needed for the Thyroxine - Free test. 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 Thyroxine - Free measure?

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.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Thyroxine - Free in Pune

Frequently Asked Questions about Thyroxine - Free in Pune

Q. Why is the Thyroxine - Free test done?

The Thyroxine - Free test is done to evaluate symptoms of hypothyroidism (weight gain, fatigue, dry skin, hair thinning, slow heart rate, or depression) and hyperthyroidism (weight loss, muscle weakness, anxiety, trouble sleeping, tremors, or frequent bowel movement).

Q. Can I take the Thyroxine - Free test during pregnancy?

Yes, you can take the free T4 test during pregnancy. This test along with others is usually recommended during pregnancy to measure the levels of thyroid hormones, as thyroid disorders can complicate pregnancy.

Q. What do high T4 levels signify?

High T4 levels can lead to a condition called hyperthyroidism in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Some of the common causes of hyperthyroidism include nodular goiter and thyroiditis.

Q. What happens when the T4 level is low?

Low T4 levels can lead to a condition called hypothyroidism. Some of the common symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue and weakness, weight gain, cold intolerance, and constipation.

Q. How can I reduce my T4 levels naturally?

Always consult your doctor if your test results show high levels of T4 hormone. However, some home remedies, including apple cider vinegar, ginger, vitamin B (fish, legumes, milk, and nuts), vitamin D, dairy products, regular exercise, etc., might help you to lower your T4 levels naturally.

Q. Is fasting required for the Free T4 test?

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

Q. What factors can affect the test results of the Free T4 test?

Certain medications like phenobarbital, amiodarone, or diclofenac can have an impact on your free T4 levels. Besides these, severe cases of chronic ailments, such as liver cirrhosis or chronic kidney failure, can also affect the test results of the free T4 test.

Q. Can I book the Free T4 test in Pune near me?

Yes, you can book the Free T4 test in Pune 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 possible for the Thyroxine - Free test in Pune?

Yes, home sample collection is possible for the Thyroxine - Free test in Pune 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 Thyroxine - Free test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune?

The booking process for the Thyroxine - Free test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune 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 Free T4 test in Pune?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price in Pune. The Free T4 test can be booked at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 200.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of an FT4 test in Pune?

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 an FT4 test in Pune are often provided in 15 hours.
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