At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help evaluate thyroid gland function, to help diagnose thyroid disorders and to monitor the response to treatment.
When to Get Tested?
As part of a health checkup or when symptoms suggest hypo- or hyperthyroidism due to a condition affecting the thyroid; following commencement of treatment for disorders of the thyroid gland.
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
None needed; however, certain medications can interfere with the tests included in the panel, so tell your doctor about any drugs that you are taking.