Underactive Pituitary Gland tests
Underactive Pituitary Gland

Tests could include:

  • A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your doctor determine the general status of your health. It is also gives you a chance
    Source:HLCMS
  • A TSH test is used to measure the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. It will help your doctor determine if you need medication to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) or hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid glan
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your thyroid produces a hormone, thyroxine , which is known as T4. This hormone plays a role in several of your body's functions, including growth and metabolism.Some of your T4 is called free T4 . This means that it has not bonded to p
    Source:HLCMS
  • An estradiol test is a blood test that measures the amount of estradiol in your blood. It may also be called an E2 test. Estradiol is a form of the hormone estrogen. In women, estradiol is produced in the ovaries, adrenal glands, and the p
    Source:HLCMS
  • Growth hormone (GH), also known as human growth hormone (HGH) or somatotropin, is one of several hormones produced by the pituitary gland of the brain. Growth hormone plays a crucial role in normal human growth and development. GH levels that are
    Source:HLCMS
  • ACTH is a hormone produced in the anterior (front) pituitary gland in the brain. The function of ACTH in the body is to regulate levels of the steroid hormone cortisol, released from the adrenal gland. ACTH is also known as adrenocorticotropic hor
    Source:HLCMS
  • Prolactin (also called PRL or lactogenic hormone) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. Prolactin plays an important role in the reproductive health of both women and men. Its main role, however, is to stimulate the production
    Source:HLCMS
  • The follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level test measures the level of FSH found within human serum. FSH is responsible for promoting and sustaining ovarian follicular growth in females and spermatogenesis in males. Your doctor will order an FS
    Source:HLCMS
  • Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands in response to a pituitary hormone called adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). Diseases of the adrenal glands and diseases of the pituitary gland are among the causes of abnormal cortiso
    Source:HLCMS
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) is an important hormone produced in both men and women. It plays a role in puberty, menstruation, and fertility. Your doctor may request a test of your LH levels if you display certain symptoms, such as: inability to beco
    Source:HLCMS
  • A testosterone test measures the amount of testosterone in the blood. It is also called a serum testosterone test. Testosterone (sometimes referred to simply as "T") is a hormone produced by both males and females. It plays a role in puberty and
    Source:HLCMS
  • The visual field is the entire area that can be seen when the eyes are focused on a single point. In addition to what can be seen straight ahead, the visual field includes what can be seen above, below, and to either side of the point the eyes are
    Source:HLCMS
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