TgAb+Thyroglobulin, IMA or RIA

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The TgAb+Thyroglobulin and IMA or RIA tests are used to measure levels of specific hormones and antibodies produced by the thyroid gland in order to help detect and diagnose conditions such as autoimmune thyroiditis or Graves’ disease, as well as monitoring the success of treatments. These tests help assess if the body has an appropriate balance of these hormones to maintain proper body function and overall health.

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Description

TgAb+Thyroglobulin, IMA or RIA tests are blood tests that measure the levels of antibodies (TgAb) and thyroglobulin, an iodine-containing protein produced by the thyroid gland. These tests are important when used to assess an individual’s health because they help detect and diagnose diseases related to the thyroid gland, such as autoimmune thyroiditis (an autoimmune disease resulting from the body’s immune system attacking the thyroid gland) and Graves’ disease (an overactive thyroid disorder). Both autoimmune thyroiditis and Graves’ disease can result in irregular hormone production and other serious health issues. The TgAb+Thyroglobulin test can also be used to monitor the success of treatments for these conditions. The IMA or RIA test is often used in addition to measure the levels of T3 and T4 hormones – two hormones produced by the thyroid gland. The IMA or RIA test helps doctors assess if someone is producing an appropriate balance of these hormones in order to maintain proper body function. Higher levels of T3 and T4 hormones can result in symptoms like heart palpitations, tremors, anxiety, and irritability, while low levels can lead to fatigue, sleepiness, dry skin, and depression. Both the TgAb+Thyroglobulin, and IMA or RIA tests are important for helping pinpoint and monitor the health conditions related to the thyroid and ensure that individuals have an optimal balance of hormones.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation