A 29-year-old Asian American woman is seen for the first time by a psychiatrist

A 29-year-old Asian American woman is seen for the first time by a psychiatrist. She complains of depressed mood, decreased appetite, lack of interest in her usual social activities, decreased energy, and a difficult time concentrating at work for the past 3 months. Occasionally, she feels too fatigued to go to work. Although she denies thoughts of wanting to kill herself, she claims that sometimes she feels that she would be “better off dead.” The psychiatrist prescribes medication for her and asks her to return in 6 weeks. On the return visit, she reports that her symptoms are significantly improved. If this patient did not improve and she reported other complaints, such as dry skin, constipation, intolerance to cold temperatures, and hoarse voice, which of the following diagnostic tests would be most appropriate?

(A) Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level

(B) Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level

(C) Urinalysis

(D) Urinary hCG level

(E) Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test