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Blood Test - Thyroid


Problem: TSH stands for " thyroid stimulating hormone ", or thyroid stimulating hormone. This hormone is produced by the pituitary gland, a gland in the brain, and stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones (such as thyroxine or T4).

A blood test can be used to measure the amount of TSH in the blood. The TSH level is an important indicator of thyroid health. If the thyroid gland is not working properly, this can result in too high or too low TSH levels. 

The thyroid gland is an important organ in our body responsible for producing thyroid hormones, such as thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones are vital for a wide variety of bodily functions, including metabolism, growth and development, body temperature and heart rate.

When the thyroid gland does not function properly, it can lead to an over or under production of thyroid hormones. An overactive thyroid gland produces too many hormones, while an underactive thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones. Both conditions can have negative health consequences.

An excess of thyroid hormones can lead to symptoms such as weight loss, increased heart rate, anxiety, sweating and trembling. A deficiency of thyroid hormones can lead to symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, cold intolerance and a slowed heart rate.

To determine if there is a thyroid problem, a doctor may order blood tests to measure thyroid hormones.

Blood tests:

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Categories: Blood tests

    How does the blood test work?

    1. First wash your hands with soap and water.
    2. Place the tube in the corresponding stand.
    3. Massage the blood to the tip of the finger.
    4. Disinfect the puncture site and apply a thin layer of Vaseline.
    5. Prick a fingertip with the accompanying finger pricker.
    6. Massage a few drops into the tube, preferably as full as possible.
    7. Fill the tube to at least the mark.
    8. Close the tube and gently swirl it several times.
    9. Place a bandage on the puncture site.
    10. Place the tube in the plastic bag and place the covering letter + sample in the shipping envelope.
    11. For best results: punch in the afternoon and send the envelope before 5:00 PM.
    12. Place the shipping envelope in a PostNL letterbox.