Basic Thyroid Test Markers
The Basic Thyroid Function Test from GetTested offers a straightforward evaluation of your thyroid function by measuring TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone), fT3 (Free triiodothyronine), and fT4 (Free Thyroxine).
Understanding TSH, FT3 and FT4
- TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone)
TSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. This hormone plays a crucial role in regulating the thyroid gland’s activity. When the thyroid hormone levels in the blood are low, the pituitary gland releases more TSH. This is to stimulate the thyroid to produce and release more thyroid hormones. Conversely, when thyroid hormone levels are high, the pituitary gland reduces TSH production to decrease thyroid hormone production. Monitoring TSH levels helps assess the overall function of the thyroid gland and it is often the first test doctors perform when they suspect thyroid issues.
- fT3 (Free Triiodothyronine)
fT3 represents the amount of circulating unbound triiodothyronine. It is a crucial thyroid hormone, as it plays a vital role in several physiological processes. Some of these processes include the regulation of the body’s metabolism, heart rate, and body temperature. While fT4 is primarily converted into fT3 ( the active form of the hormone) directly assessing fT3 levels can offer insights into the functional status of the thyroid. This is especially true in cases where conversion of fT4 to fT3 may be impaired.
- fT4 (Free Thyroxine)
fT4 is a form of thyroid hormone that circulates freely in the bloodstream. It is an essential component of thyroid function evaluation. Thyroxine is the main hormone the thyroid gland produces. It exists in two forms: bound to proteins or free (unbound). Free Thyroxine (fT4) represents the portion of thyroid hormone that is not bound to proteins and is available to perform its biological functions. Measuring fT4 levels helps assess the thyroid’s ability to produce and regulate thyroid hormones properly.
Simple Home Testing Process
With the Basic Thyroid Blood Test, monitoring your thyroid health has never been easier. You can collect a small blood sample from the comfort of your home using our user-friendly test kit. Once collected, send the sample to our ISO-15189 certified laboratory in the UK using the enclosed return packaging provided.
Fast and Secure Results
As soon as the laboratory completes the analysis of your sample, your results will be delivered digitally to you in a secure manner. Rest assured that your personal information and test results are handled with the utmost confidentiality and privacy.
Explore Our Advanced Thyroid Test
For those seeking a more comprehensive assessment of thyroid health, GetTested also offers an Advanced Thyroid Test. This comprehensive test includes additional markers, such as A-TPO (Antithyroid Peroxidase Antibodies) and A-TG (Antithyroglobulin Antibodies), which can provide further insights into potential autoimmune thyroid conditions.
Empower Yourself with Knowledge
Understanding your thyroid health is essential for overall well-being. Whether you choose the Basic Thyroid Test or the Advanced Thyroid Test, taking charge of your health with regular monitoring can lead to early detection and proactive management of thyroid-related concerns.
Order your Basic Thyroid Test from GetTested today and gain valuable insights into your thyroid function. For those seeking a more comprehensive assessment, our Advanced Thyroid Test awaits. Stay informed, stay healthy, with GetTested!
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What is the Thyroid?
The thyroid is a small gland in the front of the neck that produces hormones. These hormones control how the body uses its energy and they affect practically every organ. They control many important bodily functions such as breathing, digestion and heart rate.
Why take a blood test for Thyroid function?
Thyroid diseases cause the Thyroid to produce either too much or too little hormones. One way to diagnose is by taking a test, Discuss with your healthcare provider what assessments may be necessary, as in some cases your provider may offer biopsy.
What can affect thyroid test results?
There are certain medications and supplements that can affect test results. Make sure there is enough time between the last time you took thyroid medication and the time you perform the blood test. Stress can affect results as well. It is not necessary to vast before taking the test.
Where can I get a thyroid test at home?
You can get your own Thyroid test from us, delivered to you and ready to use at home. You can collect a small blood sample from the comfort of your home using our user-friendly test kit.
When do I take the test?
It is recommended to take the test on an empty stomach in the morning. At this time, the body is relatively stable and the blood is relatively purest.
How long does it take to get the results?
As soon as the samples have arrived, they will immediately be tested at the lab, so you can expect the test results to be back to you within a week.