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Blood Test to Evaluate Thyroid Function

Levels of T3, T4, TSH and TPO can be measured at home using thyroid profile blood test kits. They are readily available for purchase online. They are easy to use and provide accurate results.

The lipid panel blood test is fast becoming a choice of millions of people around the world, giving them an affordable way to evaluate the thyroid problems. 

TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) test is used as a starting point for testing thyroid function. This test measures the levels of these hormones in blood samples, looking for higher or lower than the recommended level.

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A level above these points is recommended for primary hypothyroidism, this is where the thyroid starts to fail and the first sign of thyroid problems approach. A lower level than recommended will show the person is suffering from hyperthyroidism, a situation in which the thyroid glands are overactive and produces too much thyroid hormone. 

Antibodies in our immune system normally protect us from viruses or bacteria that enter our body. Lymphocytes, a type of blood cell, produce these antibodies that attack their foreign invaders. 

Unfortunately for sufferers of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, the lymphocytes produce antibodies that attack the thyroid glands. This results in the destruction or stimulation of the thyroid gland. 

Two of these antibodies are responsible for attacking protein in the cells of the thyroid. The thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin levels of these measurements can help in a more accurate diagnosis.