Fasting Required: No
Results: 2-3 Business Days
T3, whose name comes from the fact that it contains 3 molecules of iodine, helps control the body’s metabolism, temperature, growth, and heart rate. Production of T3 is linked to the production of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) by the pituitary gland. T4, another hormone produced by the thyroid gland, is often converted into T3 in the liver and other body tissues. Abnormally high levels of T3 are common in pregnancy and with liver disease.
Total T3 measurements are used to diagnose and monitor treatment of hyperthyroidism and are essential for recognizing T3 toxicosis.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.