Formal Name of the Test:
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Other Names Used:
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Thyrotropin
TSH is used to distinguish between primary, secondary, and tertiary hypothyroidism. Also used for hyperthyroidism screening. This assay helps hypothyroid patients and those on suppressive thyroxine therapy for thyroid neoplasia to modify their exogenous thyroxine dosage.
There is no need for any prior preparation.
899Test Performed at:
Quest Diagnostics, Test Code 899
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