A 37-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

for blood tests, under a basic metabolic panel, what does tsh 3rd generation mean?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
More sensitive than: Second generation. Third generation TSH assays can detect both hyper and hypo-function of thyroid gland. Second generation can only detect hypo-function.
Answered on Jun 19, 2018

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Three more: Syphilis and cryoglobulin and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody.
1
1 thank
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Easy to get tests: A good quality, sensitive TSH will usually indicate whether you are hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. However, pituitary disease, certain drugs and other ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid tests: Wen tests don't make sense first thing to do is to repeat. But also need to know why you are being tested?
3
3 thanks
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Seigel
13 years experience Endocrinology
Normal: Thats typically normal. If you are pregnant we recommend a tsh < 2.5. Otherwise its normal
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month