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The pituitary and thyroid glands are both parts of the endocrine system and are responsible for the production of thyroid hormones (TH). The pituitary gland releases thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH) which stimulate the thyroid gland to secrete TH namely Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3) into the bloodstream which then regulates basal metabolic rate (BMR) and adaptive thermogenesis along with other functions. Both, excessive or poor secretion of thyroid hormones lead to thyroid-associated disorders manifesting as fatigue, poor concentration, sudden weight loss or weight gain, etc. A thyroid profile involves a set of blood tests that screen for thyroid-related conditions.
TSH is released by the pituitary gland (present at the base of the brain) when it gets stimulated by the thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH). TSH triggers the thyroid gland to release T3 and T4. This test measures the amount of TSH present in the blood. A high level of TSH indicates hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) and a low level indicates hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland).
T4 & FT4 Test
The thyroid gland predominantly produces T4 along with T3 in smaller amounts. The majority of T4 is bound to protein in blood while only a small amount of T4 freely circulates in the blood. Bound T4 gets released from the protein along with free T4 (FT4) to meet the body’s demand. T4 controls metabolism, it is significantly less active than T3 however, the majority of T4 gets converted by the deiodinase enzyme in the liver into T3. T4 and FT4 test helps to evaluate thyroid function. Low levels of T4 can indicate hypothyroidism and its high level is associated with hyperthyroidism. Combining the TSH test along with the FT4 test helps in determining thyroid functioning.
T3 & FT3 Test
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Thyroid Profile Testing is done for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of the thyroid using sophisticated and automated technology of Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (C.L.I.A), at highly affordable rates.