Viking Thyroid Panel

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Viking Thyroid Panel

  • Thyroxine (T4)
  • TSH + Free T4
  • Triiodothyronine (T3)
  • Triiodothyronine (T3), Free
  • Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Ab

Description

 

Importance of Thyroid Function Tests

Testing for thyroid function through blood tests is crucial for several reasons, as the thyroid gland plays a vital role in the body’s metabolism, growth, and development. Here are the key reasons why thyroid function tests are important:

  1. Diagnosing Thyroid Disorders: Thyroid function tests help in diagnosing various thyroid disorders, such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis, and goiter.
  2. Monitoring Treatment: For patients undergoing treatment for thyroid disorders, these tests are essential to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment.
  3. Detecting Metabolic Imbalance: The thyroid gland produces hormones that significantly influence metabolic processes.
  4. Identifying Risk for Heart Disease: Abnormal thyroid function can affect cholesterol levels and heart function.
  5. Understanding Symptoms: Many symptoms of thyroid disorders are common to other conditions. These tests can help determine if these symptoms are related to thyroid issues.
  6. Pregnancy and Women’s Health: Thyroid function is particularly important during pregnancy as it affects both the mother’s and the baby’s health.
  7. Screening for Autoimmune Disorders: Certain thyroid tests can detect autoimmune disorders like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease.
  8. Overall Health Assessment: Since thyroid hormones affect multiple organs and systems, assessing thyroid function can be a crucial aspect of understanding an individual’s overall health status.

 

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