Total thyroxine(T4) test is used to determine the level of thyroxine in the blood. Total thyroxine helps in diagnosing disorders of the thyroid. The thyroid plays a significant role in controlling body temperature, muscle strength, mood, and weight. Thyroxine is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. High and low level of thyroxine indicates thyroid disease.
There are 2 forms of thyroxine(T4):
1. Free T4.
2. Bound T4.
Measurement of both free and bound thyroxine is known as total thyroxine test. An occurrence of thyroid disease is common in women. There are 2 types of thyroid. They are hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. In hyperthyroidism the level of hormone produced by the thyroid gland is high. In hypothyroidism, the level of hormone is very low in the blood.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
1. Weight loss.
3. Increase in heart rate.
5. Trouble sleeping.
6. Bulging of eyes.
7. Tremors in hands.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
1. Weight gain.
2. Hair loss.
5. Low tolerance for cold temperatures.
6. Irregular menstrual periods.
The normal value of thyroxine should be 4.5-11.7 mcg/dl. Medications which affects your thyroxine level are steroids, and drugs contain hormones(androgen, estrogen, birth control pills), drugs for treating cancer, etc. too much of iodine, germ cells tumours, high level of proteins in the blood can also lead to an abnormal result in thyroxine test.
We are happy to offer Total Thyroxine(T4) test at low rate. We provide home sample collection also. To make an online booking log on to www.areyouhealthy.in. Fill up the personal details in the form and submit it. After receiving your application form, our agent will contact you to finalise the date and time for an appointment. Also, you can call our number +917289-87-6363 for booking. The test result will send it to you in 2-3 working days.
FASTING TYPE: NON FASTING
SAMPLE TYPE: SERUM
NORMAL RANGE:4.5 – 12.0