Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone-Sensitive

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Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone-Sensitive

STSH screening, also known as TSH, Sensitive, S is a simple blood test that measures thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). The thyroid gland produces energy-regulating hormones. It also contributes to regulating mood, body temperature, muscle strength, and weight. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and levels that are too low or too high can indicate a dysfunction of the thyroid. This test can determine how well your thyroid is functioning and is also used to monitor patients on thyroid replacement therapy and thyroxine suppression therapy.

TEST Specifications

Who Is It For?

Your physician may recommend TSH screening if you exhibit symptoms of overactive thyroid such as:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Tremors in your hands
  • Puffiness
  • Bulging eyes
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Anxiety and difficulty sleeping

This is also known as hyperthyroidism.

Your physician may recommend TSH screening if you exhibit symptoms of underactive thyroid such as:

  • Hair loss
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Constipation
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to cold temperatures

This is also known as hypothyroidism.

Why Is It Important?

The TSH test is effective in measuring thyroid hormone levels, but cannot determine the cause of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Your doctor will recommend further testing to determine the cause if your levels are abnormal. Your doctor may also use TSH screening to monitor the effectiveness of treatment once hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism is detected. Untreated thyroid conditions can lead to serious health concerns such as compromised cardiovascular health, impaired kidney function, disorders of the nervous system, and infertility. Thyroid conditions can be managed with medication, and identifying atypical levels of thyroid hormone is the first step in seeking treatment and returning to a symptom-free life.

What is the cost?

If purchased on its own during your appointment, this test costs $95.00 + Tax. When multiple tests are purchased by the same person during the same appointment, Ichor realizes some operational efficiencies and can provide discounts. For multiple tests, our policy is that the most expensive test will be charged in full, with any subsequent tests receiving a 25% discount.

Standard and Advanced Testing Services

Ichor Health delivers the same level of excellence in care and reliable results for our general lab work and our enhanced screening clients. Here are the lab tests currently offered by our collections and lab services team.

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We are proud of the important work we do and the impact that fast, convenient, and private lab testing services can have on the health and wellbeing of our community. We are even more proud that you don’t have to take our word for it. Here is what our clients have to say about their experience with Ichor Health:

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RELIABLE HORMONE SCREENING

We offer a hybrid model of general blood work and public lab services with access to enhanced, private testing. This means that Ichor Health is positioned to provide quick, efficient, and reliable tests when your physician requires, but that we can also offer you access to tools that can provide a more advanced insight into your overall health and wellness. Here is what we offer:

On Demand Private Lab Services Across Canada

From our home bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, and Toronto, Ichor Health provides affordable, safe, and reliable in-clinic, mobile, corporate, and pop up clinic advanced lab services to people across Canada. Visit our city links to learn more about our locations and the services offered.

FAQs

Appointments can be booked here.

Please reach out to our customer services team by emailing using the contact form at the bottom of the page with your full name, test service, date and location of testing and we will help answer your questions or direct you to further information.

If you require a specific test that isn’t on our website, we may be able to offer it to you, as long as it’s tested through a blood draw. Please email our support team using the contact form below with details of the required test. It may take a few weeks until we can quote a price for you, but we will do our best.

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Your Partner In Optimal Health

Ichor Health is committed to providing the highest level of service to our in-clinic, mobile, corporate, and rural lab service clients across Canada. We promise to continue to provide advanced solutions for testing and overall health. We will be here whenever you need lab services, wherever you need them.

Choose Ichor Health as your partner in achieving better health. Call 1-844-424-6728 or contact us online.

Tomorrow’s Advances In Health Screening Available Today

Ichor Health leverages valued partnerships with global testing technology partners to bring Canadians advanced screening tools to aid in achieving optimal health and wellness. Offered alongside excellence in delivering standard lab services, these breakthrough technologies position Ichor Health to be every Canadian’s best option for health testing and screening.

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