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Thyrotropin-releasing hormone test

Thyrotropin-releasing hormone test

Thyrotropin-releasing hormone test: The thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) test measures the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormone released from the anterior pituitary gland following intravenous injection of TRH; this test can differentiate between primary and secondary hypothyroidism.

Thyrotropin-releasing hormone test: Other Names

Other names for Thyrotropin-releasing hormone test include:

  • TRH
  • Thyrotropin-releasing factor

Diseases Associated with Thyrotropin-releasing hormone test

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Thyrotropin-releasing hormone test:

  • Hyperthyroidism (slightly above baseline TSH levels)
  • Primary hypothyroidism (thyroid disease; more than double baseline TSH levels)
  • Secondary hypothyroidism (pituitary disease; no TSH can be produced)
  • Psychiatric primary depression (very little to no increase in TSH)

Basic Information: Thyrotropin-releasing hormone test

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Thyrotropin-releasing hormone test' may be involved.

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