The Thyroid #1 Baseline Blood Test Panel is an important tool for evaluating healthy thyroid function and identifying potential thyroid disorders. This comprehensive panel includes tests for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), T4, T3 Uptake, and Free Thyroxine (T4) Index and can help detect issues such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Symptoms such as fatigue, weight loss or gain, chills, painful joints and muscles, dry skin, thin/dry hair, irregular heart rate, constipation, depression and anxiety, mood swings, irregular menstrual periods, infertility, insomnia, and frequent bowel movements may indicate a thyroid disorder and may warrant a Thyroid #1 Baseline Blood Test Panel. Individuals who have a family history of thyroid disorders, women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, individuals taking thyroid supplements, and older adults may also benefit from this test. It is important to note that no fasting is required for this test, but patients should stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection. Test results are typically available within 1-2 days, but may take longer based on weather, holiday, or lab delays.
How do I know if I have a Thyroid problem We’ve all heard the terms “Hyperthyroidism” and “Hypothyroidism” and more often than not,these two terms are casually used in lieu of the other whichever one is more conveniently remembered. But what’s really the deal with these “thyroidisms?” Let’s start by defining what gland is affected by both these afflictions. The Thyroid Gland is a large ductless gland in the neck which secretes hormones regulating growth and development.