The Thyroid Check blood test is for individuals who wish to assess their thyroid function. Your thyroid is a gland in your neck. It produces hormones which influence your metabolic rate and protein production. About 1 in 20 have issues with our Thyroid at some point in our life.
Many people beginning their investigation into a potential thyroid condition start with our Thyroid Check Plus. It offers a comprehensive investigation into the main thyroid hormones (TSH, T4, FT4 and FT3) as well as thyroglobulin antibodies and thyroid peroxidase antibodies.
Thyroid disorders are very common but can be difficult to diagnose; many of the symptoms of a thyroid disorder can be overlooked (especially if they are mild) or confused with other conditions. This test offers an affordable insight into what could be causing your symptoms by investigating your levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which is often abnormal in thyroid disease, free thyroxine (FT4) and free triiodothyronine (FT3), the unbound thyroid hormones which are available to carry out their respective functions, as well as total T4.
Many thyroid disorders are caused by an autoimmune disease and your risk for this is raised if you have a family history of autoimmune disease. This test looks for specific thyroid antibodies which can indicate that your thyroid is under attack from your immune system.
Who is this test for?
This thyroid test is ideal for people looking for a thorough breakdown of their thyroid function in order to discover if it is overactive or underactive. In particular it is important for anyone who is suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome or who has symptoms consistent with a thyroid imbalance to have a thorough thyroid check.