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Thyroid Profile test or Thyroid Function test is the series of blood tests recommended as initial test for evaluating and screening levels of thyroid hormone in pregnant women. During pregnancy generally, doctors go for the TSH test as the thyroid-stimulating hormone is the diagnostic test to find the abnormal values of thyroid hormone. Pregnancy causes normal changes in the function of many endocrine glands, but it has a marked effect on the thyroid gland, which produces hormones that are critical to the healthy development of a fetus as well as the health of the mother.

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THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH)

What is a thyroid function test?

Thyroid function test is the series of blood tests that are used to measure the working of the thyroid gland. This includes T3RU, T4, and TSH. The thyroid is a small gland located in the lower front part of the person's neck. This gland helps in regulating the different body functions as energy generation, mood, metabolism, etc.

The thyroid produces T3and T4 hormones. But if your body does not produce enough of these hormones then you may have symptoms like weight gain, lack of energy, and depression. This is known as hypothyroidism. While on the other hand if the gland produces too many hormones then the person may experience symptoms like anxiety, tremors, a sense of high, etc. This condition is known as hyperthyroidism.

In pregnancy generally, doctors go for the TSH test as the thyroid-stimulating hormone is the diagnostic test to find the abnormal values of thyroid hormone during the pregnancy.

Why is a thyroid function test done?             

Healthcare professionals use these types of tests to check how well your thyroid gland is working and if not then to find out the cause of the problems such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. The thyroid is a small gland butterfly-shaped in the front side of the neck and that makes two main hormones Triiodothyronine which is also known as T3 and thyroxine which is also known as T4.

During the first trimester, before the development of the functioning of the thyroid gland, the thyroid function test is a sensitive marker of thyroid dysfunction. Normal pregnancy is associated with an increase in thyroid hormone production, renal iodine excretion, thyroid hormone production, and also with the thyroid stimulatory effects of human chorionic gonadotrophin. The thyroid gland plays an important role in the brain development of the fetus in the first trimester. So it is very important to rule out hypothyroidism in early pregnancy.

Thyroid dysfunction occurrence is common in the pregnancy and affects both the mothers and the fetus. Subclinical hypothyroidism is one of the major thyroid disorders during pregnancy, present in 2 to 3 percent of pregnant females.

What does thyroid function test measures?

Thyroid function test measures, how the thyroid gland is working. The major hormone secreted by the thyroid gland is thyroxine which is also known asT4. This name is given to this hormone as it contains four iodine atoms. To exert its effects the body tries to remove one atom and change it into T3. This process generally occurs mainly T4 is also controlled by another hormone known as a thyroid-stimulating hormone which is produced by the pituitary gland that is located in the base of the brain. The amount of TSH sends by the pituitary gland in the blood totally depends on the amount of the T4. That is if the pituitary gland sees very little T4 hormone then it produces more TSH. But, once the T4 levels go beyond a certain limit in the bloodstream, the pituitary shuts off the production of the TSH.

 

How is the thyroid function test performed?

A thyroid function test is performed in the same way as any other blood test. A Healthcare professional will draw the blood from your vein with the help of a needle and send it to the lab for the test.

Interpreting the results:

By comparing the T4 and TSH your doctor may be able to find out the nature of your disease. For instance:

  • Normal value of the T4 and TSH (T4 normal value is from 92.2to 252.8 nmol/L and of TSH is between 0.5-7.6 nmol/L) will show the normal working of the thyroid gland.
  • Low value of the TSH and high value of the T4 shows the condition of hyperthyroidism.
  • A high TSH and low T4 show primarily hypothyroidism.
  • A low value of the TSH and high value of T4 shows secondary hypothyroidism.
  • Similarly, a low value of T3 accompanied by the high value of TSH is considered as evidence of hypothyroidism.
  • On the contrary, a low value of the TSH and a high T3 is considered as evidence of hyperthyroidism.

Primary hypothyroidism refers to the disease related to the thyroid gland while secondary hypothyroidism is due to a disease of the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus of the brain.

Other interpretations:

The other thyroid tests are:

  • RT3 tests: RT3 tests help to identify the deregulation disorders such as euthyroid sick syndrome.
  • Tg tests: Tg tests help in detecting cancer recurrence. In other words, it helps to understand the result of the outcome of the long-term treatment.
  • TPOAb tests: TPOAb tests help to confirm Hashimoto’s disease in which the TSH is elevated but T4 is low.
  • TRAb tests: TRAb tests not only help in diagnosing Graves's disease but may also help in the diagnosis of toxic multi nodular goiter. This test is normally performed during the last trimester to evaluate the baby’s risk of being born with Graves disease or hyperthyroidism.
  • TgAb tests: TgAb tests help clarify the post-cancer treatment results.
  • TBG tests: TBG tests are done to find out whether the lack of binding protein is the cause of the thyroid disorder or not.

In the first trimester of the pregnancy, TSH is often lower than in the non pregnant state. This is mainly because of the TSH-like effects of Beta HCG. The Endocrine Society recommends that the TSH levels should be maintained between 0.2 and 2.5 mU/L in the first trimester of pregnancy.

FAQ

When should the thyroid test be done in the pregnancy ?

Your doctor may ask you to undergo a Thyroid test every 4 to 6 weeks up to 30 weeks of pregnancy if you suspect any symptoms.

Does TSH increase in early pregnancy ?

During pregnancy due to changes in the body there is a lot of chances for the TSH to be raised. That’s why subclinical hypothyroidism is very common condition during the pregnancy.

Can thyroid affect baby growth ?

Untreated thyroid conditions during pregnancy could be linked with serious problems such as premature birth, miscarriage, and stillbirth. But if your thyroid problem is treated on time then you will have a healthy baby and healthy pregnancy.

What are the symptoms of thyroid in pregnancy ?

Tremors, nausea and vomiting or trouble sleeping. Weight gain or weight loss beyond that expected of a normal pregnancy.

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What is a thyroid function test?

Thyroid function test is the series of blood tests that are used to measure the working of the thyroid gland. This includes T3RU, T4, and TSH. The thyroid is a small gland located in the lower front part of the person's neck. This gland helps in regulating the different body functions as energy generation, mood, metabolism, etc.

The thyroid produces T3and T4 hormones. But if your body does not produce enough of these hormones then you may have symptoms like weight gain, lack of energy, and depression. This is known as hypothyroidism. While on the other hand if the gland produces too many hormones then the person may experience symptoms like anxiety, tremors, a sense of high, etc. This condition is known as hyperthyroidism.

In pregnancy generally, doctors go for the TSH test as the thyroid-stimulating hormone is the diagnostic test to find the abnormal values of thyroid hormone during the pregnancy.

Why is a thyroid function test done?             

Healthcare professionals use these types of tests to check how well your thyroid gland is working and if not then to find out the cause of the problems such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. The thyroid is a small gland butterfly-shaped in the front side of the neck and that makes two main hormones Triiodothyronine which is also known as T3 and thyroxine which is also known as T4.

During the first trimester, before the development of the functioning of the thyroid gland, the thyroid function test is a sensitive marker of thyroid dysfunction. Normal pregnancy is associated with an increase in thyroid hormone production, renal iodine excretion, thyroid hormone production, and also with the thyroid stimulatory effects of human chorionic gonadotrophin. The thyroid gland plays an important role in the brain development of the fetus in the first trimester. So it is very important to rule out hypothyroidism in early pregnancy.

Thyroid dysfunction occurrence is common in the pregnancy and affects both the mothers and the fetus. Subclinical hypothyroidism is one of the major thyroid disorders during pregnancy, present in 2 to 3 percent of pregnant females.

What does thyroid function test measures?

Thyroid function test measures, how the thyroid gland is working. The major hormone secreted by the thyroid gland is thyroxine which is also known asT4. This name is given to this hormone as it contains four iodine atoms. To exert its effects the body tries to remove one atom and change it into T3. This process generally occurs mainly T4 is also controlled by another hormone known as a thyroid-stimulating hormone which is produced by the pituitary gland that is located in the base of the brain. The amount of TSH sends by the pituitary gland in the blood totally depends on the amount of the T4. That is if the pituitary gland sees very little T4 hormone then it produces more TSH. But, once the T4 levels go beyond a certain limit in the bloodstream, the pituitary shuts off the production of the TSH.

 

How is the thyroid function test performed?

A thyroid function test is performed in the same way as any other blood test. A Healthcare professional will draw the blood from your vein with the help of a needle and send it to the lab for the test.

Interpreting the results:

By comparing the T4 and TSH your doctor may be able to find out the nature of your disease. For instance:

  • Normal value of the T4 and TSH (T4 normal value is from 92.2to 252.8 nmol/L and of TSH is between 0.5-7.6 nmol/L) will show the normal working of the thyroid gland.
  • Low value of the TSH and high value of the T4 shows the condition of hyperthyroidism.
  • A high TSH and low T4 show primarily hypothyroidism.
  • A low value of the TSH and high value of T4 shows secondary hypothyroidism.
  • Similarly, a low value of T3 accompanied by the high value of TSH is considered as evidence of hypothyroidism.
  • On the contrary, a low value of the TSH and a high T3 is considered as evidence of hyperthyroidism.

Primary hypothyroidism refers to the disease related to the thyroid gland while secondary hypothyroidism is due to a disease of the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus of the brain.

Other interpretations:

The other thyroid tests are:

  • RT3 tests: RT3 tests help to identify the deregulation disorders such as euthyroid sick syndrome.
  • Tg tests: Tg tests help in detecting cancer recurrence. In other words, it helps to understand the result of the outcome of the long-term treatment.
  • TPOAb tests: TPOAb tests help to confirm Hashimoto’s disease in which the TSH is elevated but T4 is low.
  • TRAb tests: TRAb tests not only help in diagnosing Graves's disease but may also help in the diagnosis of toxic multi nodular goiter. This test is normally performed during the last trimester to evaluate the baby’s risk of being born with Graves disease or hyperthyroidism.
  • TgAb tests: TgAb tests help clarify the post-cancer treatment results.
  • TBG tests: TBG tests are done to find out whether the lack of binding protein is the cause of the thyroid disorder or not.

In the first trimester of the pregnancy, TSH is often lower than in the non pregnant state. This is mainly because of the TSH-like effects of Beta HCG. The Endocrine Society recommends that the TSH levels should be maintained between 0.2 and 2.5 mU/L in the first trimester of pregnancy.

FAQ

When should the thyroid test be done in the pregnancy ?

Your doctor may ask you to undergo a Thyroid test every 4 to 6 weeks up to 30 weeks of pregnancy if you suspect any symptoms.

Does TSH increase in early pregnancy ?

During pregnancy due to changes in the body there is a lot of chances for the TSH to be raised. That’s why subclinical hypothyroidism is very common condition during the pregnancy.

Can thyroid affect baby growth ?

Untreated thyroid conditions during pregnancy could be linked with serious problems such as premature birth, miscarriage, and stillbirth. But if your thyroid problem is treated on time then you will have a healthy baby and healthy pregnancy.

What are the symptoms of thyroid in pregnancy ?

Tremors, nausea and vomiting or trouble sleeping. Weight gain or weight loss beyond that expected of a normal pregnancy.

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