Thyroid Testing

Thyroid Testing at Allen Medical Associates

A doctor is examining the patient's neck.

Allen Medical Associates is a renowned healthcare provider that offers comprehensive medical services to individuals and families. Among the many essential tests they offer, thyroid testing is one of the most crucial.

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland situated in the neck. It produces hormones that regulate metabolism, heart rate, energy levels, and body temperature. When this gland is not functioning correctly, it can lead to various health issues such as weight gain or loss, fatigue, and even mood changes.

At Allen Medical Associates, the thyroid testing process is simple and efficient. The first step is to consult with your primary care physician, who will assess your symptoms and medical history. If there are any indications of a thyroid disorder, your physician will recommend that you undergo a thyroid test.

There are three primary types of thyroid tests:
TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) test
T4 (thyroxine) test
T3 (triiodothyronine) test

The most common and accurate of these is the TSH test, which measures the level of TSH in the blood. TSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that signals the thyroid to produce more or less thyroid hormones.If your TSH levels are elevated, it could indicate an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), while low TSH levels may suggest an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).

Thyroid testing at Allen Medical Associates uses state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring accurate and reliable results. If your results show abnormalities, your physician will work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan.