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Thyroid Panel

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Formal name: Thyroid Function Panel

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help evaluate thyroid gland function and to help diagnose thyroid disorders

When to Get Tested?

When you have signs and symptoms suggesting hypo- or hyperthyroidism due to a condition affecting the thyroid

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None needed; however, certain medications can interfere with the tests included in the panel, so tell your health practitioner about any drugs that you are taking.