Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TSH, Thyrotropin test
- 2 hr2 hours
- 1,850 Kenyan shillingsKES 1,850
TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone) Test TSH stands for thyroid-stimulating hormone. A TSH test is a blood test that measures this hormone. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located near your throat. Your thyroid makes hormones that regulate the way your body uses energy. It also plays an important role in regulating your weight, body temperature, muscle strength, and even your mood. TSH is made in a gland in the brain called the pituitary. When thyroid levels in your body are low, the pituitary gland makes more TSH. When thyroid levels are high, the pituitary gland makes less TSH. TSH levels that are too high or too low can indicate your thyroid isn't working correctly. What is it used for? A TSH test is used to find out how well the thyroid is working.
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