Do you have signs or symptoms of hyperthyroidism? A T3, Free screening can help to confirm a diagnosis so you can seek the appropriate medical treatment. This screening can also be used to monitor the success of your current treatment. My Lab ReQuest allows you to order this screening, along with other thyroid screenings, without an order from your doctor or the need for insurance. Place your order online to get started!

Order Your Own T3, Free screening for $34

Order & Pay for your tests in 4 easy steps.

  • 1 Select Tests
  • 2 Personal Preferences
  • 3 Authorization
  • 4 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Thyroid Screening & Monitoring category on test menu page

Order your screening online and complete your testing at your nearest patient service center. Schedule an appointment online or walk in during our regular business hours. Place your order online today and start taking charge of your health with My Lab ReQuest!



Why order your own T3, Free screening with My Lab ReQuest?

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  • 1) To take charge of your health and have the most accurate and up-to-date information to proactively manage your health and make educated decisions

  • 2) You prefer the convenience and the time savings of ordering directly

  • 3) Your insurance does not pay for laboratory testing


Since the passage of the law in 2015 that allows for consumers in Arizona to order their own lab tests, thousands of patients have used our My Lab ReQuest service to take charge of their health and make more informed healthcare decisions. Our T3, Free screening is one of four screenings we offer for you to check and monitor your thyroid health.

Patients choose Sonora Quest Laboratories to meet their lab testing needs for a wide range of reasons, including:

Award-Winning Quality

As the nation's largest integrated laboratory system, Sonora Quest Laboratories delivers award-winning quality services every day to more than 23,000 patients across Arizona. We are the #1 bioscience company in Arizona, according to Ranking Arizona, and we are also the only healthcare company to even win the Arizona Governor's Award for Quality. Most importantly, we are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the organization whose accreditation ensures the highest standard of care for laboratory patients.

Convenient Locations

Schedule an appointment or walk in to any of our 75+ Patient Service Centers located across Arizona! We have over 45 locations in Metro Phoenix, 14 locations in Tucson and Southern Arizona, and various other locations across Northern and Western Arizona. Moreover, several of our locations are conveniently located inside of Safeway markets so that you can plan your screening around your trip to your neighborhood grocery store.



Learn More about Hyperthyroidism



What is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland becomes overactive. When overactive, the thyroid gland produces levels of T4 and T3 that are higher than necessary in the body. This can lead to a rapid heart rate and the development of other common symptoms of the disease. While hyperthyroidism can be successfully treated with medication, it is important to note that it can result in serious complications if left undiagnosed and untreated.

Currently, it’s estimated that 1.2% of the population in the United State has hyperthyroidism, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Anyone can develop hyperthyroidism. However, women are two to ten times more likely than men to develop hyperthyroidism. Additionally, pregnant women and their babies are at greater risk for complications from hyperthyroidism if it is not well controlled.



What are the risk factors of hyperthyroidism?

Groups at greater risk factor for hyperthyroidism include:

  • Women

  • People with a family history

  • People with a personal history of chronic diseases such a type 1 diabetes


What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

There are various symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Some of the most common, according to the Mayo Clinic, are:

  • Weight loss

  • Rapid heart rate

  • Irregular heartbeat

  • Nervousness, anxiety, and irritability

  • Tremors

  • Sweating and increased sensitivity to heat

  • Changes in menstrual patterns

  • Changes in bowel patterns

  • Enlarged thyroid gland

  • Fatigue or muse weakness

  • Difficulty sleeping

However, it is important to note that in some cases there may not be any signs or symptoms. Also, these symptoms may indicate a separate health condition. Therefore, be sure to contact your medical provider for assistance with a diagnosis.



Who should get tested for hyperthyroidism?

If you have symptoms of hyperthyroidism or have had a TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone) screening that indicated a low TSH, a T3 screening may be right for you.



How is hyperthyroidism diagnosed?

Hyperthyroidism is diagnosed through the combination of a physical exam from a doctor and laboratory testing. A TSH screening and T3 are typically both used to confirm a diagnosis.



Results

If the results from a T3, Free test are high, it may indicate an underactive thyroid and the presence of hypothyroidism. If the results from the screening are low, then it may indicate an overactive thyroid and the presence of hyperthyroidism. In most cases, T3 test results are best evaluated when the test is completed in conjunction with other thyroid tests such as the TSH and T4, Free screenings.

Once your results are available, you may share these results with your medical provider for assistance with interpretation and for guidance as to additional testing and/or to develop a treatment plan based on your results. If monitoring your current thyroid condition, your medical provider can also use your test results to assess the success of your current treatment plan.



How is hyperthyoridism treated?

There are several treatments for hyperthyroidism. To determine the best treatment plan for you, speak with your medical provider. He or she can best evaluate your condition and discuss with you available treatment options. Possible treatments for hyperthyroidism include anti-thyroid drugs, radioactive iodine, beta-blockers, and surgery.



*It is solely your responsibility to promptly discuss all laboratory test results with a physician. Neither Sonora Quest Laboratories nor its Medical Director will provide interpretation, counseling, consulting, or care recommendations on the basis of any laboratory results provided to you. 

Order Your Own T3, Free Screening

Order a T3, Free screening for $34 & pay for your test in 4 easy steps. 

  • 1 Select Tests
  • 2 Personal Preferences
  • 3 Authorization
  • 4 Payment & Schedule

*Available under Thyroid Screening & Monitoring category on test menu page

OR

Print a blank form to fill out & bring to a patient service center.

Additional Thyroid Screenings

Microsomal TPO Antibody

Useful for monitoring patients with an established history of autoimmune thyroid disease such as Grave's disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis. It may also be helpful in establishing a diagnosis or autoimmune thyroid disease, however TSH (with or without free T4) should be considered as an initial screen for thyroid function.

T4,Free

Used to help evaluate thyroid function and diagnose thyroid diseases, including hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, usually after discovering that the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level is abnormal.

Thyroid Screen (TSH, High Sensitivity)

Used to detect problems affecting the thyroid gland.

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