A thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test is one of several blood tests used to check for thyroid gland problems. TSH causes the thyroid gland to make other important hormones that help control your body's metabolism.
This test is done to:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a
list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have
your test results.
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Current as of:
July 28, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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