Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) January 01, 2015
This January Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering 10% off of all Thyroid Testing. To take advantage of this savings opportunity, customers just need to use promo code THYJ10 when placing an order. January is Thyroid Awareness Month and it's a great time to put extra focus on the important part the thyroid plays in overall health. The thyroid gland has an effect on nearly every metabolic process in the body and disorders affecting the thyroid can negatively affect a person's health in a variety of ways. Request A Test offers a variety of thyroid tests that anyone can order without having to first schedule a doctor's appointment or get approval from an insurance provider. Popular tests like TSH, T4, T3, Free T4 and Free T3 as well as many others are available individually or in a number of cost saving packages like the Thyroid Basic Panel with TSH or the Thyroid Comprehensive Panel with Free. With quick and convenient ordering and 1000's of lab locations across the country to choose from, Request A Test makes it easy for anyone to get the testing they need whenever they need it.
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland found in the neck. When the body's levels of thyroid hormones are low, the pituitary gland produces a hormone known as Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). TSH in turn stimulates the thyroid to produce the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). The thyroid produces T3 and T4 using iodine in the blood. T3 and T4 help to control the body's metabolism. Thyroid tests are usually used to monitor the levels of different hormone to make sure that the thyroid is functioning properly.
Thyroid testing can be ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms associated with a thyroid disorder or just as part of a general health screen. An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) typically causes symptoms such as anxiety, rapid heart rate, fatigue, insomnia, tremors, and sudden weight loss. An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) may cause symptoms such as fatigue, dry skin, hair loss, constipation, and weight gain. Typically, thyroid tests start by measuring TSH and T4 and sometimes T3 as well. Most of the T3 and T4 in the body is bound to proteins which carry the hormones through the bloodstream. Sometimes it can be more useful for a person to measure the hormones which are unbound and ready to be used by the body's cells, known as Free T4 and Free T3. If a person shows irregular thyroid hormone levels, there are other tests which can help to determine the cause. Measuring Iodine levels in the blood or urine can help to see if a deficiency is preventing the thyroid from producing hormones at healthy levels. Tests such as the Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies and the Antithyroglobulin Antibodies can aid in the diagnosis of autoimmune disorders which cause the body to mistakenly attack the cells in the thyroid gland. Depending on the results of a person's blood tests, their doctor may recommend additional testing to help confirm a diagnosis or determine the best course of treatment.
Order any thyroid test or package from Request A Test this January and save 10% with promo code THYJ10. This offer expires January 31st, 2015. To view the full selection of thyroid tests or packages available from Request A Test go to requestatest.com/thyroid-testing. To place and order or for more information about any of the services provided by Request A Test, go to http://requestatest.com/ or call 1-888-732-2348 to speak to a representative.
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