Your thyroid gland is found in your neck and produces the hormones Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4) which control your metabolism (the process that turns energy into food) and cell turnover. If you produce too many of these hormones your metabolism is greatly increased (Hyperthyroidism). If you do not produce enough, your metabolism slows down (Hypothyroidism).
This test will determine how your thyroid is performing by looking at a number of key hormones to include: thyroxine stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (T4) and free triiodothyronine (T3).
This test will measure your TSH, T3 and T4 levels. An increase in TSH results in a drop in T3 and T4 leading to hypothyroidism. A decrease in THS will lead to an increase in T3 and T4 which causes hyperthyroidism.
The most common causes of thyroid disease are family history, genetic factors, autoimmune disorders, medications and performance enhancing substances.
Symptoms of low thyroid function also known as hypothyroidism..
Symptoms of high thyroid function also known as hyperthyroidism..
The most common causes of thyroid disease are family history, genetic factors, autoimmune disorders, certain medications and performance enhancing drugs.
A high TSH can result in Hypothyroidism and result in long term consequences such as eye related disease, weight gain, hair loss, depression and fatigue.
A low TSH can result in Hyperthyroidism and result in long term consequences such eye related disease, weight loss, increased heart rate, sweating, diarrhea and anxiety.
Our labs use the latest technology to analyse smaller samples of blood. Our tests are easy to use, so there’s no needles and no fuss.
Once you return your sample in the supplied packaging, you will receive results to your password protected account within as little as five days, with direct contact for positive results.
Orders and test results are reviewed by certified medical professionals, with support from genetic counsellors, specialist doctors and registered nurses.
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