Thyroid check

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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).

  • What does it test for?

    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.

    • Thyroxine Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxin (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3).
    • Free Thyroxine (T4) is a hormone produced in the thyroid gland to regulate your metabolism and
    • Free T3 is a hormone produced in the thyroid gland to regulate your metabolism and is the more biologically active than T4
  • Who should get tested?

    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.

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    • Weight gain
    • Hair loss
    • Constipation
    • Depression fatigue
    • Poor tolerance of the cold
    • Dry skin
    • Eye involvement hypothyroidism
    • Increased menstruation in women

    Symptoms of high thyroid function also known as hyperthyroidism.

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    • Weight loss
    • Increased heart rate
    • Sweating
    • Diarrhea
    • Anxiety
    • Eye disease related to hyperthyroidism ( graves disease ).
  • Kit Contents

    • Test box (88x120mm)
    • Anonymised patient ID
    • Blood sample collection tube
    • Finger prick lancets
    • User guide
    • Bio hazard bag
    • Pre-paid return envelope

Why getting your thyroid checked is important

  • Thyroid related issues are extremely common

    The most common causes of thyroid disease are family history, genetic factors, autoimmune disorders, certain medications and performance enhancing drugs.

  • A high TSH will result in Hypothyroidism

    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.

  • Low TSH will result in Hyperthyroidism

    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.

How it works

Simple, accurate, supported.

  • Collect

    Collect a sample at home and return in the packaging provided.

  • Analyse

    Your sample is tested in one of our accredited laboratories.

  • Results

    Negative results are securely delivered online within 2 to 5 days.

  • Support

    If your result is positive, a registered nurse will call to provide support and treatment options.

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