Asked in Laboratory TestingEndocrine System
Is a TSH level of 72 high?
Asked in Laboratory Testing, Endocrine System
Is TSH level of 27.03 high?
The "normal range of TSH is 0.3 to 3.0 μIU/mL. A TSH level that is above that range would be considered "high". The pituitary produces TSH to tell the thyroid glands to produce more thyroid hormones. If the thyroid glands to not respond, the pituitary produces greater and greater levels of TSH. A TSH level that high indicates that there is something significantly wrong with the thyroid glands, and the patient should be prescribed thyroid replacement hormones.
Asked in Thyroid
What is the meaning of tsh laboratory test?
A thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test is an initial test used to determine how your thyroid is functioning. A high TSH level indicates that the thyroid gland isn't making enough hormones, causing hypothyroidism. Conversely, if the TSH level is low it indicates an overactive thyroid, known as hyperthyroidism. The TSH normal level range that most physicians refer to is .3 to 4.5.
Asked in Endocrine System
How would the feedback mechanism function to restore homeostasis after high TSH levels?
High levels of TSH initially increases the level of thyroid hormone (TH). When the TH levels get high, the feedback mechanism starts to work: The excess amount of TH in the blood signals the pituitary gland to decrease secretion of TSH, which decreases the amount of TSH that is secreted by the pituitary gland, and maintains homeostatis.