Thyroid Test TPO

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Blood

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GetTested’s Thyroid Test TPO provides a convenient method for detecting antibodies against the thyroid gland, which can be a marker for autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Graves’ disease. These conditions often manifest through symptoms like unexpected weight changes, mood fluctuations, and alterations in energy levels.

Additionally, for those concerned about thyroid health, assessing iodine levels and minerals alongside TPO antibodies can provide a more comprehensive understanding of thyroid function and its nutritional influences.

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What does the Thyroid Test TPO measure?

This thyroid test specifically measures TPO antibodies (Thyroid peroxidase). Even with normal levels of TSH, T3, and T4, a person can still have thyroid antibodies. Self-attack of the thyroid gland can lead to Hashimoto's disease.

Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune disorder, involves the immune system attacking the thyroid cells, leading to hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid). This condition most commonly affects women. While hypothyroidism simply refers to an underactive thyroid gland, Hashimoto's disease specifically entails an autoimmune attack on thyroid cells, causing a reduction in thyroid hormone production.

Symptoms of Hashimoto's Disease

  • Fatigue, tiredness
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Dry skin
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Puffy face
  • Hair loss, brittle nails
  • Memory problems

Understanding the Thyroid Feedback Loop

The hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis includes the thyroid gland, which operates through a negative feedback loop. Thyroid-Releasing Hormone (TRH) from the hypothalamus stimulates the pituitary to release Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). TSH then controls the production of thyroid hormones T4 and T3. Our body converts T4, the inactive form, into the active T3. However, only a third of T4 undergoes this transformation, and it requires a healthy liver, healthy gut flora, and adequate nutritional levels, including selenium and zinc. Factors such as alcohol, cigarettes, environmental toxins, heavy metals, inflammation, insulin resistance, and certain drugs can inhibit this conversion process.

How to Conduct the Thyroid Test TPO

You will conduct this test at home by pricking your finger to collect a blood sample, which you then drip onto paper strips. After sending the sample to our lab, you will receive your results digitally once the lab completes the analysis. The price includes shipping to the lab.

FAQ

Do you also have a test for TSH, fT3 & fT4?

Yes we do. The test is called Thyroid TSH fT3 & fT4.

How is the Thyroid TPO test carried out?

Our Thyroid TPO test is a home test kit. After ordering, we will send you a kit with everything you need to collect a small blood sample. Then, simply return your sample to us in the pre-paid envelope.

When should I take the test?

It is recommended to take the test on an empty stomach in the morning.

Who would benefit from testing their A-TPO levels?

Testing for anti-thyroid peroxidase (A-TPO) levels is particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, such as fatigue, weight gain, and hair loss, as well as those with a family history of thyroid issues or existing autoimmune disorders. This test helps in diagnosing conditions like Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

What happens if I fail to take the sample?

If you read the instructions carefully before you take the test and it should go well. Should something go wrong, you are welcome to contact us and we will help you.

How quickly will I receive my results?

Once we receive your sample, average response time is 10-15 business days to receive results.

Example Report

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Example of Thyroid Test TPO

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  • Natalie Lopez
    Experiencing hair loss and sudden weight fluctuations, I was lost in a sea of possible explanations. Having read about thyroid disorders, I decided to opt for the Thyroid Test TPO. The kit was comprehensive, easing any concerns about the sample collection. The results came back detailed, offering more than just figures. It provided a window into my health, offering explanations, comparisons, and potential steps forward. Such comprehensive insights enabled a more informed discussion with my healthcare provider. The test isn't just about data; it's a roadmap guiding you towards better health.
  • Alan
    Navigating through recent health challenges, I felt the need for a deeper understanding. That's when I stumbled upon the Thyroid Test TPO. The kit's clarity stood out, making the process smooth. Awaiting results, the anticipation was palpable. When they arrived, it was an education. The detailed breakdown, coupled with contextual information, made it more than just a report. It was a lesson in understanding oneself better. With these insights, I've been able to work closely with my physician to address underlying issues. It's been a transformative experience. :)

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