What does low function of thyroid blood work mean?

Answer Everyone has a thyroid gland. Proper thyroid function is essential for metabolic function. Low thyroid function levels indicate inadequate amounts of thyroid hormones in the body. Treatment is avai... Read More »

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What does an enlarged thyroid and normal blood work mean?

An enlarged thyroid is often associated with hypothyroidism, a condition in which your thyroid does not produce adequate amounts of hormone. However, in some cases, your blood work may indicate tha... Read More »

I am getting a blood test to check my thyroid function. What will happen next?

The results will tell whether your thyroid is normal, underactive or overactive. If it's under or over, your doctor will put you on medication to correct it. If it's normal, he'll have to start l... Read More »

What does a red top vial for blood work mean?

Red means the vial contains a clot activator if it's a plastic vial, or if it's a glass vial, nothing at all.Most blood vials contain some kind of additive (mainly anticoagulants, and other special... Read More »

What does high potassium in blood work mean?

Your doctor needs to re-run the potassium blood test to make sure your potassium is elevated. If so, you could have a serious problem. From the National Institute of Health - Potassium has many f... Read More »