Thyroid Testing

Thyroid testing is helpful and useful in several situations. You can test the performance of your thyroid by checking blood and imaging. At Test Smartly Labs, we can help with the blood draw.

For some, depending on your age and current health status, thyroid testing could be a routine panel that your doctors want included in your bloodwork.

For others, it may be recommended if you’re experiencing fatigue or other symptoms of thyroid disease. (Two common diseases are hyperthyroid and hypothyroid).

And for others with certain conditions, like MS for example, thyroid testing may be recommended upon diagnosis or if other side effects appear.

If you need blood-based thyroid testing, Test Smartly Labs can help.

What is the thyroid?

Your thyroid is a gland that produces hormones. It sits just above your collarbone and is shaped like a butterfly. It helps dictate a lot of things like how fast you burn calories, your energy levels and your heart rate. It plays an important role in your overall health. One of the first signs it’s not performing correctly is fatigue, but there are many other indicators. It’s important to pay attention to your body and work with a doctor if you don’t feel well.

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)

Typically, symptoms for hyperthyroidism varies from person to person. However, the most common symptoms include:

  • Irritability
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Fatigue or muscle weakness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Shaky hands
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Frequent diarrhea or bowel movements
  • Mood swings
  • Weight loss

Patients over the age of 60 may have different symptoms, such as withdrawal from people and loss of appetite. If you or someone you know are experiencing any of the following symptoms, then blood-based thyroid testing could be necessary.

What’s included in a thyroid panel?

  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) – most accurate
  • T3 and T4
  • Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin (TSI)
  • Antithyroid antibody test

We are a preferred testing partner and can help make sure your blood is drawn in a comfortable, convenient setting. To get started, contact us.

Common Thyroid Panels

At Test Smartly Labs, we offer several panels for you to check your thyroid and assess your risk:

Thyroid Panel Basic

  • T3 Uptake (THBR)
  • T4 (Throxine)
  • TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)

Thyroid Profile Comprehensive

  • T4  Thyroxine, Free, Direct, Serum
  • T3 Free Serum (Triiodothyronine)
  • T3 Uptake (THBR)
  • T4 (Throxine)
  • TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)

Thyroid Profile Ultimate

  • FSH, Follicle Stimulating Hormone + LH, Leutinizing Hormone
  • Estrogens, Total
  • Estradiol, E2
  • Progesterone
  • T4  Thyroxine, Free, Direct, Serum
  • T3 Free Serum (Triiodothyronine)
  • T3 Uptake (THBR)
  • T4 (Throxine)
  • TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)