Thyroid Testing Columbia, MD
(410) 559-9692 for lab results without doctor visit
At Health Testing Centers we make lab testing easy by allowing you to avoid the hassle of visiting your doctor. We provide consumer access to the same Columbia labs and FDA approved thyroid tests that your doctor utilizes. Thousands of lab tests available, including Doctor's oversight, from allergy to vitamin testing. Thyroid test results are are not a part of your permanent medical record and are securely delivered to you, saving time and money.
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Read About Thyroid Testing in Columbia MD
Reviewed By: Dr. Kurt Kloss, MD
Last Reviewed Date: Nov 20, 2019
Thyroid problems are very common, with over 20 million Americans affected by some form of thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association. Up to 60 percent of those people are unaware of their condition, a fact that places them at risk for serious health issues. For these reasons, monitoring thyroid health is a necessary element of good preventive health care. Being screened for thyroid problems isn't difficult, a simple blood test is all that is necessary, and these are easy to order at any of our top-quality thyroid test lab partners.
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Which panel is right for me?
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - measures the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) to evaluate thyroid function.
Expanded Thyroid Panel - measures the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), T3 uptake, T4, T7 and T3 Total to provide the most accurate overview of thyroid health.
Carefully designed by our physicians these panels provide a thorough analysis of how your thyroid is functioning, and should be a part of any wellness routine, helping identify health concerns before they progress into chronic or life-threatening conditions. To help determine which panel is appropriate based on specific health concerns, please call (410) 559-9692 in Columbia to speak with a medical professional.
Why Health Testing Centers?
- Since 1980, Health Testing Centers has served over 100,000 patients
- Results typically in 2-3 business days via secure login
- Choose from LabCorp, Quest or at-home test kits
- Private, confidential FDA approved testing
- 3,500 convenient testing locations
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Labs for Thyroid Testing in Columbia MD
Measure your thyroid function without a visit to the doctor. We work with both Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp. See if there is alocation near you below:
Quest Diagnostics11055 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 202 Columbia, MD Make Appointment
Quest Diagnostics5485 Harpers Farm Rd, Ste A Columbia, MD Make Appointment
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What, exactly, are thyroid problems?
Thyroid function can be disturbed by issues like autoimmune disease, thyroid inflammation, growths called thyroid nodules, medications or, rarely, thyroid cancer, among other causes. These factors can cause either of two basic types of thyroid dysfunction; Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland is under-active, producing less thyroid hormones (called T3 and T4) than the body needs. In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid becomes over-active, producing excessive amounts of T3 and T4. Since thyroid hormones affect every major system in the body, both can lead to serious health consequences. Checking up on thyroid health can ensure that thyroid problems are caught early to enable prompt treatment.
- Graves' disease, a condition that causes an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) is found in approximately 1 percent of the population.
- Hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid) is more common especially among women. About 10% of women over 65 have this disorder.
So what do you need to know about thyroid testing?
Thyroid panel tests measure the amounts of specific thyroid hormones and other markers to evaluate how well your thyroid gland is working. Depending on the tests ordered, results may include levels of TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone, and total and/or free T3 and T4, as well as indicators of autoimmune disease, among other factors related to thyroid function.
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