Are you experiencing symptoms that lead you to believe you may have a thyroid disorder? With a simple blood test at a local lab, you can get the information you need to make decisions regarding your health. Our TSH thyroid screening can help to detect thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism that may be affecting the function of your thyroid and your overall health. Get started today by ordering your own TSH test and taking charge of your health with My Lab ReQuest!

Order Your Own Thyroid Screen (TSH, High Sensitivity) 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

My Lab ReQuest is a service that allows you to order your own lab tests to assess your health, check for diseases, or monitor chronic conditions. No doctor’s order or insurance is required to order testing. Place an order online or download and complete an order form to bring to your lab visit. Visit any of our 75+ locations across Arizona to complete your test!



Why order your own Thyroid Screen (TSH, High Sensitivity) 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 Thyroid Screen (TSH, High Sensitivity) 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 Thyroid Disease



What is thyroid disease?

The thyroid is a small gland located near the bottom of your neck. The thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones that support many of your bodily functions. However, the gland may become overactive or underactive, resulting in too much or too little of the thyroid hormone being produced. Thyroid disease is a condition in which too much or too little of the hormone is being produced in the body.

Thyroid disease can affect both men and women, but women are much more likely to develop thyroid disease. Women are five times more likely than men to have thyroid problems and one in eight women will experience thyroid problems in her lifetime. Additionally, thyroid disease can also result in infertility and can cause health problems for pregnant women and their babies.



What are the risk factors for thyroid disease?

The following risk factors, according to the Mayo Clinic, increase your risk for hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism:

Hypothyroidism:

  • Women

  • Adults over the age of 60

  • People with a family history to thyroid disease

  • People with an autoimmune disease

  • People that have been treated with radioactive iodine or any-thyroid medications

  • Have received radiation to neck or upper chest

  • Have had thyroid surgery

  • Have been pregnant or delivered a baby within the past six months

Hyperthyroidism: 

  • Women

  • Family history, particularly of Graves’ disease

  • Personal history of certain chronic illnesses such as type 1 diabetes


What are the symptoms of thyroid disease?

The symptoms of hypothyroidism are:

  • Fatigue

  • Frequent, heavy menstrual periods

  • Forgetfulness

  • Weight gain

  • Dry, coarse skin and hair

  • Hoarse voice

  • Intolerance to cold


The symptoms of hyperthyroidism are:

  • Irritability/nervousness

  • Muscle weakness/tremors

  • Infrequent, scant menstrual period

  • Weight loss

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Enlarged thyroid gland

  • Vision problem so eye irritation

  • Heat sensitivity


Who should get tested for thyoid disease?

If you have symptoms of thyroid disease and have had a thyroid problem in the past, have had surgery or radiotherapy, or have a condition such as goiter, you may want to talk to your doctor about getting tested for thyroid disease.

At this time, the USPSTF has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to assess the benefits or harms of thyroid screenings, so it does not recommend testing for non-pregnant, asymptomatic adults. Patients that are not pregnant and are asymptomatic are encouraged to evaluate both the potential benefits and harms of such testing.



How is thyroid disease diagnosed?

Thyroid-stimulating hormone is a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that helps to maintain stable levels of thyroid hormones in the blood. A Thyroid Screen (TSH, High Sensitivity) test can detect problems affecting the thyroid gland by measuring the amount of TSH in the blood. If TSH levels are too high or low, a person may have an overactive or underactive thyroid, conditions that can both lead to thyroid disease. In addition to a thyroid screen, a T4 test or T3 test may also be ordered to help in the diagnosis of thyroid disease.



Results

 If the results from a TSH screening 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.

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.



What is the treatment for thyroid disease?

Once thyroid disease has been diagnosed, you and your doctor can develop a proper treatment plan. Treatment will depend on whether you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is typically treated with the synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine. Hyperthyroidism has several common treatments, ranging from radioactive iodine, anti-thyroid medications, beta-blockers, and sometimes 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 Thyroid Screen (TSH, High Sensitivity)

Order a Thyroid Screen (TSH, High Sensitivity) 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 Immunity 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.

T3, Free

Used primarily to help diagnose hyperthyroidism and may be used to help monitor treatment of a person with a known thyroid disorder

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.

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