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Patient Preparation: Overnight fasting prefered
Book your thyroid profile test today at Vijaya Diagnostics Centre and get accurate results in the shortest turnaround time!
Here’s a basic explanation of a thyroid test in Vijaya Diagnostics Centre in or in any other location for that matter.
A thyroid profile test is also sometimes called a thyroid function test. A thyroid profile test is an umbrella term for all the diagnostic tests that medical professionals can perform on a blood sample drawn from a patient who is showing symptoms of an underactive or overactive thyroid gland.
A thyroid profile test can also be used to monitor the overall health of one’s thyroid gland during their yearly health exam. This test is also used by doctors to keep tabs on the overall effectiveness of the treatment that they have administered to a patient diagnosed with thyroid disease.
A thyroid test in might be prescribed by a doctor to a patient who is showing active or passive symptoms of an under or overactive thyroid gland.
A typical thyroid profile test in could primarily be focussing on one or all of the following tests as per the instructions of the doctor who prescribed the test to a patient.
For a thyroid profile test, approximately 2 ml of blood will be drawn from the patient. The sample would then be put on a centrifuge in a bid to separate the serum from the blood sample. The next step is to subject the serum sample to the diagnostic test method known as Chemiluminescent immunoassay or CLIA.
Medical professionals seek help from revered thyroid test labs in in a bid to ensure that how well the thyroid glands of their patients are functioning from a biological point of view. Furthermore, doctors also ask their patients who are showing signs of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism to take this test in a bid to confirm the diagnosis.
A thyroid profile test is prescribed by a doctor when they suspect a patient to be on their way to getting diagnosed with -
A doctor might also prescribe a patient to get a thyroid profile test when the medical professional wants to track the effectiveness of the treatment(s) suggested to cure one or all of the above-mentioned diseases that affect the thyroid gland.
There are no specially curated steps that a patient has to take for this test. However, if your doctor has prescribed other blood tests then you might need to fast for several hours until the blood samples are drawn from your body. To learn more, please consult with your doctor.
Generally, no precautions are needed from the patient’s end when their doctor has prescribed them to get a thyroid profile test.
What is included in the thyroid profile test?
A thyroid profile test is an umbrella term for a barrage of diagnostic tests that may or may not include TSH, T4, T3, and thyroid antibody diagnostic tests.
Is the thyroid profile test done on an empty stomach?
If your doctor has asked for other blood tests alongside a thyroid profile test then you might need to fast for several hours until a blood sample is drawn from your body.
What is the cost of a thyroid full profile test?
The cost of a thyroid profile test at Vijaya Diagnostics Centre is ₹650. To learn more, please contact us.