Thyroid Blood Testing - Individual and Panels

Introduction to Thyroid Blood Testing

The thyroid gland is one of the largest endocrine glands. It is a butterfly shaped gland that is wrapped around the windpipe. The ancient Greeks named the thyroid gland 'thyreos' which means shield.  It is composed of two parts and produces many hormones that are frequently grouped together. Thyroid metabolism is a multi step process which begins in the hypothalamus which sends Thyroid Releasing Hormone (TRH) to the pituitary gland. Next, the pituitary gland produces Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) which stimulates the production of Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid hormone is required for metabolism in every cell, for every organ in the body.

What is Thyroid Blood Testing?

Thyroid function testing is a collective term for blood tests used to check the function of the thyroid.
Symptoms of a dysfunctional thyroid may be fatigue, weight gain, cognitive impairment and depression and are often overlooked. Appropriate blood testing for thyroid function may identify thyroid dysfunction. Thyroid function can be impacted by many things such as toxins and allergies to name a few which is why you will see more than the usual list of thyroid lab tests listed here. My Labs For Life encourages you to take a proactive stance with regards to your health. Order thyroid blood testing today! 

Why Perform Thyroid Blood Testing

It has been estimated that over 27 million Americans suffer from thyroid related imbalances. Some of these imbalances have been associated with internal as well as external factors to include infectious disease and ever increasing toxins found in our environment. Thyroid hormone is required by every cell on our bodies which means thyroid function directly impacts gastrointestinal function, liver detoxification, our adrenal hormones, brain function and bone health to name a few. Blood tests can help identify thyroid hormone imbalances. For these reasons, when you review this section of My Labs For Life, you will notice other lab values that may be directly or indirectly related to thyroid function. 

What Is Difference Between Individual & Panel Thyroid Blood Testing?

MyLabsForLife.com offers labs as individual test or in strategically constructed panels to not only offer a more comprehensive view of thyroid function but to help offer lab testing through our panels in hopes of helping you save money while obtaining lab tests.

List of Thyroid Blood Tests (Individuals)

Alkaline Phosphatase - This blood test measures Alkaline Phosphatase levels. Alkaline phosphatase is a group of enzymes found throughout the body, specifically in the bone, liver, placenta and intestine. Purchase or more.

Candida Antigen / Antibody Profile - This blood test is used to detect antigens and antibodies (IgG, IgM, IgA) to Candida Albicans. Candida causes infections such as thrush, and is frequently an issue for people who have difficulty controlling their blood sugar (diabetes) and may be life threatening to those who have weakened immune systems. Purchase or learn more here.


Celiac Disease (CD) Panel - This blood test is used to aid in the diagnosis of Celiac Disease. This test includes tissue transglutaminase IgA, tissue transglutaminase IgG and serum IgA quantitation. Purchase or learn more.

Celiac Disease (CD) HLA DQ Association - This blood test is also knows as: HLA DQ2, DLA DQ8, HLA Typing, DQ2 and DQ8 and may be of statistical significance when looking for Celiac disease. Purchase or learn more.

Ceruloplasmin - This blood test measures Ceruloplasmin levels. About 95% of the copper in the blood is bound to ceruloplasmin. Purchase or learn more.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) - Coenzyme Q10 is also known as Ubiquinone. This blood test is used to measure blood levels of CoQ10. CoQ10 is critical for the basic functioning in all cells and specifically to cardiac tissue due to the high-energy demands of cardiac cells. Purchase or Learn More Here.

Copper - This blood test is used to measure copper levels. Adequate levels of copper are critical for the production of neurotransmitters, energy, myelin, bone and connective tissue production, immune function and the production of blood. Purchase or Learn More.

Hereditary Hemochromatosis - This test is used to evaluate individuals with elevated transferrin levels and to further evaluate those who may be at risk for Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH). This test is currently not available to purchase but we are actively working on making it available. Thanks you for your patience! Purchase or learn more here.

Lyme Disease & Total Immunoglobulin’s - This blood test is used to assist with the diagnosis of acute and later stages of infection by B. burgdorferi. In 2010, the CDC reported 94% of Lyme disease cases were reported from 12 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia & Wisconsin. Lyme disease has exceeded AIDS as one of the fastest growing infectious epidemics in our nation, with a cost to society measured at approximately $1 billion annually. Purchase or learn more.

Lyme Disease & Western Blot - This blood test is used to identify antibodies specific for B. burgdorferi proteins. This test provides both IgM and IgG Western blot results. In 2010, the CDC reported 94% of Lyme disease cases were reported from 12 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia & Wisconsin. Lyme disease has exceeded AIDS as one of the fastest growing infectious epidemics in our nation, with a cost to society measured at approximately $1 billion annually. Purchase or learn more.

Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) PCR - This blood test is used to aid in the detection of Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease). In 2010, the CDC reported 94% of Lyme disease cases were reported from 12 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia & Wisconsin. Lyme disease has exceeded AIDS as one of the fastest growing infectious epidemics in our nation, with a cost to society measured at approximately $1 billion annually. Purchase or learn more.

Lyme Disease Antibodies, Including Reflex to Western Blot on Positives - This blood test is the most analytical and comprehensive approach available for detecting antibodies specific for Lyme disease and provides the broadest time window for detection and confirmation. Purchase or learn more.

Lyme Disease Antibodies, Total & IgM Responses - This blood test is used to aid in the diagnosis of acute or chronic infection with Lyme disease. In 2010, the CDC reported 94% of Lyme disease cases were reported from 12 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia & Wisconsin. Lyme disease has exceeded AIDS as one of the fastest growing infectious epidemics in our nation, with a cost to society measured at approximately $1 billion annually. Purchase or learn more.

Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Intact - This blood test measures Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) levels. Parathyroid hormone regulates the concentration of calcium and phosphorus in the blood and helps in the synthesis of Vitamin D. Purchase or learn more here.

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Chlorinated Pesticide Exposure Profile - This blood test is also known as Organochlorine Pesticides and PCB/Pesticide Exposure Profile and is used to monitor exposure to PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) and chlorinated pesticides. This test is currently not available to purchase but we are actively working on making it available. Thanks you for your patience! Purchase or learn more here.

Reverse Triiodothyronine (rT3) - This blood test measures levels of Reverse T3 (rT3). A Reverse Triiodothyronine (rT3) is a thyroid hormone that disrupts the activity of the active the form of thyroid hormone, triiodothyronine (T3). Purchase or learn more here.

Selenium (Blood) - This blood test measures selenium levels. Selenium protects genes from inflammatory disease processes such as dementia, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and asthma. Purchase or learn more here.

Selenium (Urine) - This 24-hour urine test measures selenium levels. Selenium is widely recognized as a key nutrient in cancer prevention and is a crucial cofactor for the conversion of T4 to T3 in healthy thyroid function. Purchase or learn more here.

Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) - This blood test measures Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin levels. Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin is also known as SHGB and Testosterone-binding Globulin (TeBG). Purchase or learn more here.

T-3 Uptake - This blood test measures T-3 Uptake levels. The results of a T-3 uptake are used as an indirect measure of bioavailable binding sites for the thyroid stimulatory hormones from the brain. T-3 uptake is not a measurement of T3 and should never be used alone. Purchase or learn more.

Thyroid Antibodies: Combined Ab & TPO - This blood test is a combination test used to evaluate both, Thyroid Autoantibodies (TAA) and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPO ab). Purchase or learn more here.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - This blood test measures Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) or thyrotropin levels. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is the most common and sensitive marker of thyroid function. Purchase or learn more here.

Thyroxine (T4) - This blood test measures Thyroxine (T4) levels. Thyroxine (T4) is the major hormone produced and secreted by the thyroid gland. Purchase or learn more here.

Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct (FT4) - This test measures Thyroxine T4 (Free). Thyroxine (T4) Free measures the free or unbound (bioavailable) thyroxine levels in the bloodstream. Purchase or learn more here.

Thyroxine Binding Globulin (TBG) - This blood test measures Thyroxine Binding Globulins (TBG) levels. Thyroxine Binding Globulins (TBG) are proteins used to transport thyroid hormones in the bloodstream. Purchase or learn more here.

Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG, IgA) - Transglutaminase IgA test is a highly specific blood test used to help identify Celiac disease. Purchase or learn more.

Triiodothyronine (T3) - This blood test measures Triiodothyronine (T3) levels. Triiodothyronine is the most active form of the thyroid hormone and is primarily produced from the conversion of thyroxine in the peripheral tissue. Purchase or learn more here.

Triiodothyronine Free (FT3) - Triiodothyronine Free (FT3) is a blood test that measures the free or unbound (bioavailable) Free T3 hormone available to receptor sites. Free T3 is the most active form of the thyroid hormone and is primarily produced from the conversion of thyroxine in the peripheral tissue.  Purchase or learn more here.

Vitamin A - Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant. Research continues to support the importance of adequate levels of antioxidants needed for healthy brain function. Purchase or learn more.

Vitamin B12 - Vitamin B12 is necessary for red blood cell production and neural function. A Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause anemia, neurologic disorders and an elevation in the inflammatory marker homocysteine, which has been implicated in Alzheimer's disease. Purchase or learn more.

Vitamin B12 & Folate - This blood test measures both Vitamin B12 and Folate levels. All of the water-soluble B vitamins work as a team to help promote healthy nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver, muscle tone and cardiovascular function. Adequate levels help to protect from the mental strain caused by depression and anxiety. Purchase or learn more.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) - This blood test measures Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) levels. Vitamin B6 is needed to make red blood cells and maintain a healthy immune and nervous system. Purchase or learn more.

Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy - This blood test measures Vitamin D 25 (OH) levels. Vitamin D is needed for strong bones and teeth, Vitamin D helps your body absorb the amount of calcium and phosphorus it needs. It also has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation. Purchase or learn more here

Vitamin K - This blood test measures Vitamin K levels. Vitamin K is also known as phylloquinone or phytomenadione. Vitamin K is necessary for the production of circulating coagulation factors. Purchase or learn more.

Zinc - This blood test measures Zinc levels. Zinc is a crucial trace element required for the growth and healthy development of all living organisms. Zinc deficiency can lead to immune system dysfunction and impairments in growth, cognitive dysfunction, poor carbohydrate metabolism and hormonal function. Purchase or learn more here

List of Thyroid Blood Tests (Panels)

Basic Food Sensitivity and Allergy (IgG) Panel - Certain proteins in foods may cause an immune response, commonly known as an allergy or intolerance. This test is used to detect allergen specific IgG antibodies to 8 common foods known to instigate an immune response: Wheat, Gluten, Milk (Cow), Eggs (Whole), Soy, Almond, Peanut and Corn. Purchase or learn more.

Basic Health & Wellness Screening Panel - Here is our basic health and wellness screen. This screen includes a CBC, CMP, Lipids (cholesterol), THS (thyroid stimulating hormone), C-reactive, a urinalysis and Vitamin D. Purchase or learn more.

Thyroid Antibodies: Combined Ab & TPO - This blood test is a combination test used to evaluate both, Thyroid Autoantibodies (TAA) and Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPO ab). Purchase or learn more here.

Thyroid Basic Panel - The Thyroid Basic Panel includes a TSH, T4, FT3 and a FT4. This group of individual tests was strategically constructed in order to review a broader perspective of thyroid function. Purchase or learn more here.


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