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Total T4 (Thyroxine)

Total T4 (Thyroxine)

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The total thyroxine test is employed to identify thyroid conditions. The test determines your blood's level of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4). Both too little and too much T4 have been linked to various thyroid disorders. A blood test denoted as thyroxine test aids in the diagnosis of thyroid disorders. The thyroid is a little butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck. The hormones your thyroid generates, regulate how your body consumes energy. These hormones affect your mood, muscular mass, weight, heart rate, and body temperature. In children, thyroid hormones affect growth, too. This test is also known as a thyroxine screen, total T4 concentration, and total T4 test.

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Frequently asked questions

Thyroid problems are identified with the total thyroxine test. The test detects the amount of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4) in your blood. Too little T4 in some cases and too much in others is linked to thyroid illness.

Hypothyroidism- Low T4 levels

Hyperthyroidism- High T4 levels

Hypopituitarism - Abnormal functioning of the pituitary gland

Thyrotoxic recurring paralysis

A total T4 test does not require any particular preparations on your part.

The risk of getting a blood test is negligible. You may experience a little discomfort or bruising where the needle was inserted, most side effects are transient.

Typically, it takes a couple of days to get the findings.

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