Thyroid function tests are used to check whether your thyroid is working normally.
The most common thyroid function tests are:
If you are being screened for thyroid disease, often only the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test may be needed.
Other thyroid tests include:
The vitamin biotin (B7) can affect the results of many thyroid hormone tests. If you take biotin, talk to your provider before you have any thyroid function tests.
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