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TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Ultrasensitive in Chennai

Also known as Thyrotropin, Thyrotropic hormone
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 TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Ultrasensitive in Chennai


What is TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Ultrasensitive in Chennai?

The TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Ultrasensitive test assesses the functioning of the thyroid gland and detects its disorders, such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. It is available at an affordable price in Chennai with Tata 1mg labs. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), also known as thyrotropin, is produced by the pituitary gland present in the brain. TSH triggers the thyroid gland to release thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Together, TSH, T3, and T4 hormones play a vital role in controlling how the body uses and stores energy and in maintaining the body's weight and temperature.

No special preparations are needed for a TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Ultrasensitive test. You may eat and drink as per your daily routine. Usually, you do not need to stop taking your thyroid medication before having your TSH levels checked. However, let your doctor know about all your medications, as some can affect thyroid function.

What does TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Ultrasensitive measure?

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.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Ultrasensitive in Chennai


Frequently Asked Questions about TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) Ultrasensitive in Chennai

Q. Why is the TSH Ultrasensitive test performed?

The TSH Ultrasensitive test is performed if you have symptoms of hypothyroidism, like weight gain, fatigue, dry skin, hair thinning, slow heart rate, and depression, or hyperthyroidism, like weight loss, muscle weakness, anxiety, trouble sleeping, and frequent bowel movement.

Q. Is fasting required for the TSH Ultrasensitive test?

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

Q. Is there any risk associated with the TSH Ultrasensitive 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 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 take the TSH Ultrasensitive test during pregnancy?

Yes, the TSH Ultrasensitive test and other tests are usually recommended during pregnancy to measure the levels of thyroid hormones, as thyroid disorders can complicate pregnancy.

Q. Can I schedule the TSH Ultrasensitive test online in Chennai near me?

Yes. In Chennai, you can schedule the TSH Ultrasensitive test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is home sample collection possible for the TSH Ultrasensitive test in Chennai?

Yes, home sample collection is possible for the TSH Ultrasensitive test 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 TSH Ultrasensitive test with Tata 1mg Labs in Chennai?

The booking process for the TSH Ultrasensitive test 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 TSH Ultrasensitive test in Chennai?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price in Chennai. The TSH Ultrasensitive test can be booked at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 249.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of the TSH Ultrasensitive test 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 TSH Ultrasensitive test in Chennai are often provided in 15 hours.
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References

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  6. Dong BJ. How medications affect thyroid function. West J Med. 2000 Feb;172(2):102-6. [Accessed 09 Feb. 2023]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1070767/External Link
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