About the Ultimate Thyroid Function Test
The Ultimate Thyroid Function Test checks for three different thyroid hormones which, taken together, give an accurate picture of the health of your thyroid and may even pick up an early problem before you have any symptoms.
These hormones are the two hormones that are produced by the thyroid (T3 and T4) and the hormone that is produced in the brain that stimulates the thyroid (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone or TSH).
We also test for antibodies against the protein Thyroglobulin (TgAb) and the enzyme Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO). These antibodies lie behind autoimmune causes of thyroid disease and their presence, even if your thyroid function is normal, may suggest that you are at higher risk of developing thyroid problems in the future.
Lastly, we test for the micronutrients vitamin B12, folate and ferritin because these are important for the healthy function of your thyroid. Furthermore, the symptoms caused by deficiencies of these micronutrients may mimic thyroid problems and the inflammation marker is a good overall inflammation indicator with this panel.
- Thyroglobulin antibodies (TG Ab)
- Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO Ab)
- Unbound thyroxine (Free T4)
- Unbound triiodothyronine (Free T3)
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Vitamin B-12
- Folate serum
- C-Reactive Protein