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Adequate diagnosis requires conducting extensive laboratory tests other than routine TSH test
Diagnosis and treatment The TSH test
is considered to be the best screening test for thyroid disorders--it checks levels of thyroid stimulating hormone, which is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland when to make and release thyroid hormones into the blood.
If the TSH test
proves abnormal, additional tests are indicated.
In most clinical situations involving discordant FT4 and TSH results, the TSH test
usually yields the most diagnostically reliable result, provided that the patient is not receiving medications that directly inhibit TSH secretion, and there are no conditions affecting the pituitary-thyroid axis.
Women 60 and older should have a TSH test
annually, while it's recommended that men start annual tests at age 70.
Women who are known to be positive for autoantibodies to thyroid peroxidase (TPO-Ab) should have a TSH test
performed at 3 and 6 months post partum.
But you should ask your doctor to screen you now with a TSH test
Most do primary T4 screening with a TSH test
performed for abnormal or borderline low T4 values.
A sensitive TSH test
is typically the first thyroid function test routinely ordered for the evaluation of thyroid status.
8220;Physicians who rely solely on the TSH test
and only one treatment option, Levothyroxine (T4 only), too often leave patients suffering from debilitating symptoms such as chronic pain, relentless fatigue, heart disease, depression, and anxiety,” states ThyroidChange.
If a thyroid problem is suspected, order a TSH test
and complete blood count.