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I. Diagnostic Tests Stimulating and suppression tests Stimulation testing Stimulus may be provided to determine whether the gland is capable of normal hormone production. Suppression test Used when hormones levels are high or in the upper range of normal. II. Radioactive iodine uptake This thyroid function test measures the absorption of the iodine isotope to determine how the thyroid gland id functioning. Elevated values indicate hyperthyroidism, decreased iodine intake or increased iodine excretion Decrease values indicate a low T4 level, the use of antithyroid medications, thyroiditis, myxedema or hypothyroidism. III. T3 and T4 resin uptake test Blood tests are used to diagnose thyroid disorders. IV. Thyroid-stimulating hormone Blood test is used to differentiate the diagnosis of primary hypothyroidism. V. Thyroid Scan Thyroid scan is performed to identify nodules or growths in the thyroid VI. Needle aspiration of thyroid tissue Aspiration of thyroid tissue VII. Glucose Tolerance Test The glucose tolerance test aids to the diagnosis of Diabetes Millitus VIII. Glycosylated Hemoglobin Indicated how well blood glucose levels have been controlled for the prior 3 to 4 months. IX. Glycoserated Serum Albumin More sensitive to recent changes that the HbA1c Pituitary Gland Disorder A. Hypopituitarism Hyposecretion of one or more pituitary hormones.
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