Thyroid Panel - High (Hyperthyroid)

This panel checks for markers related to hyperthyroidism (hyperactive thyroid).

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Thyroid Panel - High (Hyperthyroid) FAQ

What does this panel test for?

This panel checks your blood levels of Free & Total T3, Free & Total T4 & Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH).

Why is this panel important?

This panel helps screen for hyperthyroidism. The TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone, controls the amount of T4, or thyroxine, produced by the thyroid gland. If you are hyperthyroid, the TSH is generally low although, in rare cases, it can be normal.

T4 is an important hormone secreted by the thyroid. A high T4 level indicates hyperthyroidism, even if the TSH is normal. In cases of mild hyperthyroidism, the TSH and T4 may be normal. In that case, the T3 level is helpful in identifying hyperthyroidism and determining the severity of hyperthyroidism.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Thyroid Panel - High (Hyperthyroid) is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on November 10, 2017

Thyroid Panel - High (Hyperthyroid) for $189

Hyperthyroidism Test Panel - More Information

This hyperthyroidism panel, also known as a high thyroid test panel or an overactive thyroid blood panel, checks lab test markers that looks for a hyperactive thyroid gland.

Referred to as thyrotoxicosis in severe states, the main problem that defines hyperthyroidism is that the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroid cases are caused by Graves' disease (the majority of cases in the US), thyroid inflammation, thyroid nodules and tumors.

Thyroid hormones are involved with a number of processes that keep the body's metabolism going. As a result, high thyroid hormone production during hyperthyroidism leads to an acceleration of metabolism in the body. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include weight loss, hair loss, anxiety and mood disorders.

Getting a hyperthyroidism test near you at a Quest Diagnostics lab is a relatively straightforward process. After you order online, you will need to visit the selected lab near you and get your blood drawn. No fasting is required for this hyperthyroidism blood test panel. Most people with hyperthyroidism will show relatively low TSH levels and high T3 and T4 total and/or free levels on their lab results. For people who want a simpler screening test that might identify an overactive thyroid, it is also worth considering getting a TSH test.

Hyperthyroidism is treatable using medications, radiation therapy and surgery. In many cases, treatment will involve destroying much of the thyroid resulting in the need for long-term thyroid hormone supplementation.

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