The TSH 3rd generation blood test is used for evaluating the thyroid function. It is often the first test employed by medical professionals to evaluate the symptoms of hyper- or hypothyroidism. More »

The TSH 3rd generation test is a diagnostic blood test that measures the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormone in the blood stream. The test is used to evaluate thyroid function and to determine if hypothyroidism or hype... More »

An elevated TSH in the presence of normal levels of T4 and T3 is suggestive of subclinical hypothyroidism, which is treated with L-thyroxine, explains The Merck Manual Professional Edition. Patients with this condition h... More »

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A TSH, or thyroid-stimulating hormone, blood test measures levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone in the body, according to WebMD. It is used as an effective tool to monitor thyroid functioning and check for thyroid probl... More »

Most commonly, a person does not have to fast before a TSH test according to the Cleveland Clinic. The test can be performed any time of the day. More »

A TSH high-sensitivity blood test is used to check the level of TSH, or thyroid-stimulating hormone, in the blood in order to diagnose or monitor problems with the thyroid gland, states WebMD. It is classified as high se... More »

Numerous blood tests require fasting for up to 12 hours before the test, including lipid profile, renal function panel, glucose level, chem 7, basic metabolic profile, comprehensive metabolic profile and vitamin B-12, sa... More »