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  • All About Graves’ Disease and Lab Testing

    Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that leads to an overactive thyroid – known as hyperthyroidism. The thyroid lies near the windpipe at the base of the throat and is a butterfly-shaped gland. It produces important hormones such as triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which plays an important role in the metabolic process.   A feedback

  • Information About Thyroid Biomarkers

    Today we’re going to cover the thyroid biomarkers. This will include the thyroid-stimulating hormone, also known as TSH. We’re also going to look at T3 and T4, both free and total in each case. We’ll also cover reverse T3 and investigate a new ratio, being the free/reverse T3 ratio. Also, we’re going to look at a few older

  • Symptoms and Testing of Thyroid Nodules

    The thyroid is located at the base of the neck. It is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that produces thyroid hormones such as thyroxine or T4 and triiodothyronine or T3.  These hormones are required for the regulation of the metabolism as they tell your cells how fast to use energy and produce protein.  This gland is also

  • TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone) Lab Testing

    TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone) Test: TSH (Thyroid-stimulating Hormone) Why have this test? This Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone is used to check for and diagnose disorders of the thyroid. It is also used to monitor the ongoing treatment of both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. When Should You be Tested? Screening is commonly recommended for newborns. There is no medical consensus

  • The Parathyroid Glands and Laboratory Tests

    The average person has four parathyroid glands. These glands are button-sized and are situated at the base of the throat near the thyroid gland. Parathyroid glands produce a hormone called parathyroid (PTH) that is responsible for regulating the quantity of calcium in the blood. Calcium is a mineral that is essential in the formation of

  • Laboratory Tests and Thyroid Diseases

    Guide to the Thyroid and Thyroid Diseases Your thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland on the base of your throat. The thyroid plays an essential role in helping to control the metabolism of your body by producing thyroid hormones, mainly triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). They are substances that travel through your blood to all