An 84 year old male has been losing mobility and gaining weight over the last two months. The patient also has the heater running in his house 24 hours a day, even on warm days. Which of the following tests is most likely to be performed.
- 1. Complete blood count (CBC)
- 2. ECG (electrocardiogram)
- 3. Thyroid function tests (TST)
- 4. CT Scan
Answer C: Thyroid function tests (TST)
Weight gain and poor temperature tolerance indicate something may be wrong with thyroid function.