If your thyroid gland is working the way it should, a TSH test is done to find out. TSH is created by the pituitary gland. It prompts the thyroid gland to release and make thyroid hormonal agents into the blood. T3 test; T4 test; There is no prep work needed for this test. Ask your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking that might affect the test results. DO NOT quit taking any medicines without first asking your provider. Amiodarone; Dopamine; Lithium; Potassium iodide; Prednisone or other glucocorticoid medicines; The vitamin biotin can influence the results of the TSH test. Talk to your provider prior to you have any thyroid function tests if you take biotin.
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