Thyroid Function - Diagnosis and Monitoring

 

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What can I expect from the Thyroid Function - Diagnosis and Monitoring Profile?

This profile checks the function of your thyroid gland. Thyroid disorders are common but often remain undiagnosed. It will give you a good indication as to whether your thyroid is functioning normally or not by checking your levels of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and Free T4 (FT4).  

 

These tests are mainly used to see whether or not you have an underactive thyroid gland (Hypothyroidism) or an overactive one (Hyperthyroidism) which can lead to tiredness, mood problems and weight issues.


 

Who should take a thyroid blood test and when?

This test is best taken if you have symptoms of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) or hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include unexplained weight gain/loss, sweating, tremors, heat sensitivity and loss of libido. It is more likely to occur with age—particularly over the age of 60—and among women.

Signs of hypothyroidism can include tiredness, dry skin, decreased appetite, memory loss and poor concentration. Hypothyroidism is more likely to occur with older age and among pregnant women. 

People with certain conditions are also much more likely to develop thyroid problems and should get tested regularly, this includes:
Type 1 Diabetics / Addison’s disease / Coeliac Disease / If you are on certain medications e.g Lithium and Amiodarone

 


This test checks 2 biomarkers.

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Thyroid disorders are common but often remain undiagnosed. If your thyroid isn't functioning properly, it can cause tiredness, mood problems and weight issues. 

Free T4 (thyroxine)

Free T4 (free thyroxine) is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. This hormone is involved in several body functions including metabolism and growth. It can be used for the diagnosis of thyroid diseases such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism as well as aiding the diagnosis of female infertility problems. Free T4 is commonly tested with TSH. 

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) are made by the pituitary gland in the brain to stimulate the thyroid gland (located by the throat). The hormones that are produced are used to regulate weight, body temperature and muscle strength. Levels of TSH are measured as it is an indicator of thyroid disease and is commonly tested with Free T4 and Free T3. It will give you a very good indication of whether your thyroid is functioning normally or not which can lead to tiredness, mood problems and weight issues.

 

 


 

How does it work?

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There is no better way to check for underlying health problems or monitor existing conditions, than with a blood test. In collaboration with our dedicated state-of-the-art laboratory partner in London we offer the latest in pathology testing solutions across many disciplines including biochemistry, immunology, haematology, and molecular biology. 

Whether you are concerned about your health, managing an existing condition or simply curious, our partner laboratory provides a fast, affordable, and easy way to start taking charge of your own health. 

You will receive your results on the day after your sample is received by the laboratory, this is usually within 2-3 days of having your blood taken in-store. 

The laboratory runs a 24/7 operation and tests all samples as quickly as possible after receiving them which enables the team of in-house GPs to review and communicate your results in the fastest possible timeframe. 

*It is important to note that blood tests alone are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, particularly if you have any symptoms. You should not make a diagnosis or start any treatment without a consultation with a doctor or suitably trained healthcare professional.