Thyroid Blood Test (TSH Blood Test)

A thyroid blood test (TSH blood test and T4 blood test) is performed to assess how well the thyroid gland is functioning. These tests are also used to diagnose and help find the cause of thyroid disorders such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism:

Thyroid conditions/disorders also include goiter and thyroid nodules.

This test is part of Cardio-Med's complete physical exam.

What blood tests does Cardio-Med use to assess a person's thyroid function?

The thyroid blood tests done at Cardio-Med includes the following:

Based on the results of the TSH test and T4 test and other considerations, additional thyroid blood tests are sometimes needed. Examples are:

Read more about thyroid blood tests and on interpreting thyroid blood test results.

Points to Remember

We also offer a body scan that provides ultrasound imaging of body organs and a test for stroke to check carotid artery blood flow to the brain. This suite of tests including the physical exam gives your physician a complete view of your state of health.


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Serving Chicago, IL and all of the Chicago northwest suburbs, southeastern Wisconsin and northwestern Indiana.


Adapted from the American Thyroid Association

Physical Exam - Level I includes:

  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test for prostate cancer
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  • CA125 Test for ovarian cancer
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Detailed blood pressure evaluation in both arms (seated) and in right arm (recumbent or lying down)      More . . .
Thyroid function profile      More . . .
Resting 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) recording of electrical activity of the heart      More . . .
Cholesterol/
triglycerides profile      More . . .
Detailed clinical evaluation and consultation by Physician, not Nurse      More . . .
Comprehensive chemistry profile      More . . .