Thyroid Function Tests

 

Thyroid function tests are blood tests which help to check the function of the thyroid gland. They are mainly used to detect hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).

 

What is a thyroid function test?

 

Thyroid function tests are blood tests that check the levels of the hormones (chemicals) made by the thyroid gland. Some thyroid function tests also check the level of a hormone made by the pituitary gland in the brain, which acts on the thyroid gland.

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