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TSH

TSH is created by the pituitary gland, and that can be located at the base of the brain. The gland is used to regulate thyroid hormones. You can find the thyroid at the front of the neck and is butterfly shaped. The thyroid produces three main hormones - triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4) and calcitonin. Metabolism and growth are just some of the functions controlled by the thyroid. The thyroid gland and pituitary gland work together to make sure the right about of thyroid hormones are produced. When this system is disrupted it can play havoc on the body. A TSH can show how well the thyroid is working.
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TSH
  • Test Code: 899
  • CPT Code: 84443
  • Alternate Name: Thyrotropin,Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • Test Instructions : Specimen collection after fluorescein dye angiography should be delayed for at least 3 days. For patients on hemodialysis, specimen collection should be delayed for 2 weeks.
  • Fasting: No
  • Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
  • Results In: 1

    Note: Turn around times on results are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, etc. You can contact us to discuss when your results should be ready and we will contact the lab on your behalf immediately.

  • Reflex: N/A
Used to help diagnose thyroid disorders. Usually one of the first tests used.
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