Thyroxine (T4)

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Thyroxine (T4) tests measure the thyroid hormone levels in an individual’s blood and can detect if their thyroid is functioning abnormally, indicating a need for treatment. Abnormalities in T4 levels can manifest as a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, difficulty in concentration, weight gain, depression, and anxiety.

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Thyroxine (T4) tests measure the thyroid hormone levels in an individual’s blood. The thyroid regulates the body’s metabolism, energy production, and growth and development. Low or high levels of T4 can have a major impact on an individual’s health, resulting in fatigue, difficulty in concentration, weight gain, depression, anxiety, and other issues. The test is important in determining if an individual’s thyroid needs to be adjusted through medications, a thyroidectomy, radioactive iodine ablation, or other treatments. High T4 levels may be an indication of Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism or thyroiditis. Low T4 levels could point to hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, or iodine deficiency. The test helps diagnose health issues related to the thyroid as well as monitor the effectiveness of treatment.

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