This is the first step in testing to measure your thyroid function.
Number of Test Involved: 1
If you have symptoms such as feeling cold or hot all of the time, struggling with your weight, constipated or feel like your heart is racing, this simpe thyroid screen will help identify whether an under- or over-active thyroid may be the issue.
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland found in the throat, wrapped around the windpipe just below the Adam’s apple. It produces thyroid hormones which influence essentially every organ, every tissue and every cell in the body. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is produced in the pituitary gland and stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). TSH that is too high or too low indicates that your thyroid gland is not functioning correctly.