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Thyroid function tests (TFTs) is a collective term for blood tests used to check the function of the thyroid.
TFTs may be requested if a patient is thought to suffer from hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) or hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), or to monitor the effectiveness of either thyroid-suppression or hormone replacement therapy. It is also requested routinely in conditions linked to thyroid disease, such as atrial fibrillation and anxiety disorder.
Private MD Lab Services offers the following tests to determine thyroid function:
|Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibodies|
|Thyroid Profile w/ TSH|
|Thyroid TSH w/ Free T4 & Free T3|
|Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)|
|Thyroid-Stimulating Immunoglobulin (TSI)|
|Thyroxine Free, Direct (FT4)|
|Tri-iodothyronine Free, Serum (FT3)|