Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - Serum

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - Serum

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Thyroid-stimulating hormone serum is the test for evaluating thyroid function or symptoms of a thyroid disorder including hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. 

This Test Includes

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - TSH

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication: Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

TSH test is useful in
Diagnosing
  • To Diagnose a thyroid disorder in a person with symptoms
  • To Monitor thyroid replacement therapy in people with hypothyroidism
  • To Monitor anti-thyroid treatment in people with hyperthyroidism
  • Help diagnose and monitor infertility problems in women
Screening
Screening is recommended for all elderly people, pregnant women and people with following risk factors
  • Family History of thyroid disease
  • Low physical activity
  • Obesity
  • Women with irregular periods
Monitoring: TSH monitoring helps to understand the thyroid functioning and effectiveness of the treatment given.

What is this test

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone test is useful for evaluating thyroid function or symptoms of a thyroid disorder like Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism.