The thyroid-stimulating hormone is produced by the pituitary glands. This hormone regulates the thyroid hormone secretion. A Thyroid-stimulating Hormone Test helps to measure the amount of TSH in the blood.
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced by the pituitary gland that helps regulate metabolism and control the rate of many metabolic activities in the body. It induce the thyroid gland to release triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) hormones into the blood. These hormones help control the rate at which the body uses energy.
To measure the TSH levels in the blood.
To diagnose any thyroid disorders. High values indicate Acute or Chronic thyroid dysfunction, Hypothyroidism and problems of the pituitary gland. Indicative of hypothyroidism in case of lower levels.