Why test for Total T4 Level at Symbion VIP Diagnostics Ahmedabad ?
Total T4 Level is frequently tested with other tests such as TSH; Free T3 or Total T3; Thyroid Panel; Thyroid Antibodies; Calcitonin.
These tests help to help evaluate thyroid gland function; to help diagnose thyroid disease; to screen for hypothyroidism in newborns; to monitor effectiveness of treatment
Doctors may order the T4 test if symptoms suggest any kind of thyroid disorder. For example, an overactive thyroid, called hyperthyroidism, is typically associated with symptoms like weight loss, a fast heart rate, and sweating.
An underactive thyroid, called hypothyroidism, may cause symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, and feeling cold. Newborns are routinely screened for hypothyroidism, which can cause serious medical problems if left untreated.
The laboratory test results are NOT to be interpreted as results of a "stand-alone" test. The test results have to be interpreted after correlating with suitable clinical findings and additional supplemental tests/information. Your healthcare providers will explain the meaning of your tests results, based on the overall clinical scenario. For further information about these lab tests contact Symbion VIP Diagnostics pathology lab Ahmedabad at 09429410291