The thyroid gland is responsible for regulating how your body uses energy. The thyroid also produces hormones critical to proper cell and system functioning.
The Thyroid Panel screens for thyroid disease, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism by examining your body’s production of the thyroid hormones TSH, T3 and T4.
There are two types of thyroid disorders including:
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) – symptoms may include fatigue, weight gain, a short attention span, and numbness or cold intolerance.
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) – symptoms may include weight loss, persistent vomiting, increased blood pressure, hair loss or a persistently fast heart rate.
AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF A THYROID PANEL?
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?
Test results generally take between 2 to 5 business hours after your specimen is collected.
IF MY TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT-OF-RANGE?
You should see your primary care physician. If needed, you may be referred to an endocrinologist.