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Do I Need To Fast Before A Thyroid Blood Test
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Do I have to fast for thyroid blood test? It read that I don't have to. The never told me that I had to either.
You do not need to fast for thyroid function tests. However, if your doctor ordered other tests, e.g. blood lipids, or blood glucose, fasting is required.
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Will drinking water with added electrolytes(smart water) effect a blood test that's being done to check thyroid levels. Told to fast before test.
You may: If thyroid blood test is the only test you are having, coffee is not likely to materially affect the results. Generally it is better to be fasting for lab tests. ...Read more
TSH: When a doctor orders a blood test to look at the thyroid and its function, they might order a tsh, which stands for thyroid stimulating hormone. You can also look at T3 (liothyronine) and T4 levels, which represent the serum amounts of the products produced by the thyroid and its general activity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are two major thyroid hormones and can be measured accurately in blood. The levels will be low if you thyroid is functioning less than normal. See this site for more info.
http://www.thyroid.org/wp-content/uploads/patients/brochures/FunctionTests_brochure.pdf ...Read more
Depends on type of: Tests. Usual thyroid function tests can be done on about 5 ml of blood. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many possible thyroid blood tests, depending upon which particular disorder someone is looking for. The most common is a tsh, which is a pituitary hormone that is very sensitive but not very specific for telling you what kind of thyroid problem you have. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Probably yes: Normal TSH level is less than 5. ...Read more
Is this TSH level?: There are several types of thyroid tests like TSH level or T4 level. So you need to indicate the exact name of the test done. If it is tsh... This is normal. ...Read more
Need more info: Results of lab tests need to be interpreted in the context of whole health status. What test did you have and what was the actual result? It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
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