This test is used to find the cause of – or monitor – urinary tract infections, bleeding in the urinary system, or kidney or liver disease. It can also be used for diabetes, some diseases of the blood, and bladder stones.
This test is often performed to determine the underlying cause of abnormal thyroid hormone levels. It’s also used to screen for an underactive or overactive thyroid gland. It is ordered in cases of hypo- or hyper-thyroidism, hashimoto’s disease, grave’s disease or autoimmune thyroid condition.