STSH - Overview: Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone-Sensitive (s-TSH), Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: STSH    
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone-Sensitive (s-TSH), Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Screening for thyroid dysfunction and detecting mild (subclinical), as well as overt, primary hypo- or hyperthyroidism in ambulatory patients


Monitoring patients on thyroid replacement therapy


Confirmation of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) suppression in thyroid cancer patients on thyroxine suppression therapy


Prediction of thyrotropin-releasing hormone-stimulated TSH response

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Thyroid Function Ordering Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

TSH, Sensitive, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

High Sensitivity-Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
HS-TSH (High Sensitivity Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)
S-TSH (Sensitive-Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)
Sensitive TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone-Sensitive (S-TSH), Serum
TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)-High Sensitivity
TSH Hypersensitive
TSH, 3rd Generation
Ultra-Sensitive TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)