The amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in the blood is measured by this test. The role of TSH is to inform thyroid gland to form and release the thyroid hormones in the blood.
This test is recommended to:
- Diagnose a thyroid disorder
- Check for an underactive thyroid in newborns
- Monitor thyroid replacement therapy
- Monitor anti-thyroid treatment
- Check for infertility issues in women