Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Blood Test: Description & Optimal Ranges


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A TSH Test can help evaluate if these two thyroid gland hormones are being produced in sufficient amounts.

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1. Together, Triiodothyronine and Thyroxine help control this function in the body.

2. If you are experiencing weight gain, fatigue and constipation, your doctor might order a TSH test to confirm this diagnosis.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Test is a medical blood test that can help a physician diagnose an over or under-active thyroid. This assessment covers Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) testing including the definitions of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • The two thyroid hormones tested using the TSH test
  • Triiodothyronine and Thyroxine and their effect on the body
  • The diagnosis a doctor would confirm using a TSH test when the patient is experiencing weight gain, fatigue and constipation
  • Reasons that a TSH test would be ordered
  • Cause of a higher than normal result from a TSH test

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as triiodothyronine and thyroxine
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about thyroid-stimulating hormone testing

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Blood Test: Description & Optimal Ranges can help you learn more about this subject. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what the two thyroid gland hormones do
  • Know what gland secretes TSH
  • List the reasons TSH testing is performed
  • Explain the relationship between thyroid hormones and TSH levels