Thyroid Testing

Thyroid hormone homeostasis is essential for normal growth and development. In an intricate negative feedback mechanism, thyroid hormone concentrations are maintained within relatively narrow limits to ensure optimal health. Disruption of the dynamics within the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis can disrupt normal thyroid function.

 


Hypothyroidism is a state characterized by low levels of the thyroid hormones T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (tri-iodothyronine). Patient assessment, beginning with the measurement of TSH, is the best indicator of hypothyroidism1. Analysis of Anti-TPO antibodies contributes information towards the investigation of subclinical hypothyroidism2. The possible complications of untreated hypothyroidism include an increased risk of heart disease, pregnancy complications, infertility, depression and memory loss.

Siemens assays to test for hypothyroidism

TSH/3rd Generation TSH
Free T4
Free T3
Total T4
Total T3
Anti-TPO
Anti-Tg

Hyperthyroidism results from overproduction of the thyroid hormones T4 or T3. The endogenous condition occurs relatively infrequently, while exogenous hyperthyroidism states may be triggered by excess medication3. Excess thyroid hormones impact cardiac performance, the renal and skeletal systems, liver function, and the female reproductive system.


Siemens assays to test for hyperthyroidism

TSH/3rd Generation TSH
Free T4
Free T3
Total T4
Total T3
Anti-TPO
Anti-Tg

Graves’ Disease

Graves’ disease affects approximately 32 million people worldwide. As one of the most common forms of hyperthyroidism, Graves’ is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the presence of stimulating TSH receptor autoantibodies found in approximately 90 percent of Graves’ patients. TSH receptor autoantibodies mimic the activity of TSH, leading to an elevated production of thyroid hormone. Left untreated, Graves’ disease can lead to miscarriage, birth defects, thyroid eye disease, and can be life-threatening.

Siemens assays to test for Graves’ Disease

TSH/3rd Generation TSH
TSI
Free T4
Free T3
Total T4
Total T3
Anti-TPO
Anti-Tg

Siemens Healthineers comprehensive thyroid menu allows clinicians to diagnose, confirm and monitor a wide range of thyroid disorders.

Patient Assessment

A Patient Assessment Stratification for Thyroid Dysfunction

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