TSH Information and Side Effects
a hormone that helps to increase the size, number, and activity of the thyroid cells; stimulates the release of hormones that affect a person's metabolism and that are essential for normal growth and development.
... Why get tested?
To screen for and diagnose thyroid disorders; to monitor treatment of hypothyroidism
When to get tested?
For screening: There is no consensus within the medical community as to at what age adult screening should begin or whether it should even be done; however, newborn screening is widely recommended. For monitoring treatment: as directed by your doctor. Otherwise: as symptoms present.
A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm
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