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Thyroid TSH test

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Rapid Test

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Our Thyroid lab test measures TSH, fT3 & fT4. This test will give you your exact values of these markers.

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Blood

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£ 19,00

Discover if you suffer from an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) with our quick Thyroid TSH Test. The test measures the level of TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) in the blood and yields a positive result when TSH levels exceed 5 μIU/ml.

For a detailed evaluation of thyroid function, consider our comprehensive Thyroid Test, which measures TSH, free T3, and free T4, providing exact values through laboratory analysis. Additionally, to assess iodine levels, which are crucial for thyroid health, our Iodine Test is also available as a laboratory test.

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Thyroid TSH Test

The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in your body's metabolism and impacts various bodily functions. Producing Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in the brain's pituitary gland, it stimulates the thyroid to release thyroxine (T4), which is a precursor for triiodothyronine (T3). Importantly, tyrosine and iodine are essential for producing thyroxine.

Identifying Thyroid Function Imbalances

Hypothyroidism signifies an underproduction of T3 and T4, leading to symptoms like fatigue, cognitive issues, and weight gain. Conversely, hyperthyroidism results from an overproduction of these hormones. Predominantly, hypothyroidism is more common, significantly affecting both physical and mental health.

Key Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:

  • Persistent fatigue and lack of energy
  • Feeling unusually cold
  • Depression
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • A slow pulse rate
  • Dry skin and brittle nails
  • Hair loss
  • Memory challenges

The Critical Role of TSH Testing

Our Thyroid TSH Test is designed to detect elevated TSH levels, a marker of potential thyroid disorders. Specifically, a TSH value above 5 μIU/ml suggests hypothyroidism, warranting further medical consultation.

Thyroid Function Explained

Moreover, TSH regulates the thyroid hormones T4 and T3, which in turn control the production of TSH through a feedback mechanism. This balance is integral to maintaining an efficient metabolism, dictating how your body burns calories and fat. An underactive thyroid, therefore, leads to a slower metabolism.

Thyroid Health's Broader Implications

Additionally, thyroid imbalances can affect other endocrine systems such as the ovaries and adrenal glands. Often, an underactive thyroid is linked to intestinal inflammation, which can impede the body’s detoxification process and hinder toxin elimination.

Potential Causes of Hypothyroidism

Various factors can lead to hypothyroidism, including insufficient thyroid hormone production, lack of iodine, genetic predispositions, chronic inflammation, and hormonal shifts during pregnancy and menopause.

Understanding your thyroid health is essential, and our Thyroid TSH Test offers a convenient and reliable starting point for this exploration.

FAQ

How is the Thyroid TSH test carried out?

Our Thyroid TSH test is a home test kit with instant results. After ordering, we will send you a kit with everything you need to perform the test yourself. Results are obtained within a few minutes.

Does this test give an exact value of my TSH levels?

No, results will show positive (above 5 μIU/mL)) or negative.

What will the result tell me?

Results will indicate if your levels are high or within the range. If you desire your exact value, you should opt for our Thyroid laboratory test instead.

Who should get an Thyroid TSH test?

Those experiencing symptoms indicative of thyroid dysfunction. This includes signs of hypothyroidism such as fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, hair loss, sensitivity to cold, and depression, as well as symptoms of hyperthyroidism like unexpected weight loss, rapid heart rate, and anxiety. It's also beneficial for those with a family history of thyroid disorders or individuals who have conditions that may impact thyroid function.

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.

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