Thyroid Test

The Home Thyroid Health Test is designed to give you a rapid indicator of underactive Thyroid (TSH)

  • Thyroid TSH (underactive) test
  • Easy blood pot test kit
  • Instructions and guide
  • Mailed to you in 1-3 business days
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Description

The Home Thyroid TSH blood test provides you with a fast indication of underactive thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism).

Perfect for identifying underactive thyroid or issues relating to hypothyroidism. Checking the level of TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) as a key health marker can assist with understanding weight gain and other symptoms.

Simple & Easy

The easy-to-use testing kits are mailed immediately on purchase and should reach you within 1-3 business days. In the box, there will be full instructions provided on how to complete the sample in a fast and pain-free manner. Just a few spots of blood are required using a pin-prick lancet within the kit and you will receive results from the lateral flow cassette.

Perfect for

Checking the Thyroid level can be an important part of a health regime and the first step to further investigation if results indicate anything underactive. Hypothyroidism can start slowly with no immediate symptoms until it has advanced. Obvious symptoms displayed include weight gain, difficulty losing weight, irregular or heavy periods, feeling fatigued, cold or tired regularly, forgetfulness or depression.

 

What is tested in the Home Thyroid Test

The thyroid is a gland that produces hormones and releases them into the bloodstream that controls the rate at which the body uses and stores energy from the food we eat, also known as the metabolic rate.

A TSH level higher than 5μIU/mL indicates a higher-than-normal level and the possibility of an underactive thyroid.

The test provides results based on a Positive/Higher or Negative/Normal basis. Positive results can then be used to request a secondary test or consult further medical advice.

What’s included in the Home Thyroid Test

1 x Test cassette
1 x Single-use buffer
1 x Sterile lancet
1 x Instructions
2 x Alcohol pad
1 x Capillary dropper

Note: You will require a method of timing the process.

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (also known as thyrotropin, thyrotropic hormone, TSH, or hTSH for human TSH) is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine (T4) and then triiodothyronine (T3) which stimulates the metabolism of almost every tissue in the body (1).

It is a glycoprotein hormone synthesised and secreted by thyrotrope cells in the anterior pituitary gland, which regulates the endocrine function of the thyroid (2).

TSH (with a half-life of about an hour) stimulates the thyroid gland to secrete the hormone thyroxine (T4), which has only a slight effect on metabolism.

T4 is converted to triiodothyronine (T3), which is the active hormone that stimulates metabolism. About 80% of this conversion is in the liver and other organs, and 20% in the thyroid itself (1).
References:

1) https://www.msdmanuals.com/home/hormonal-and-metabolic-disorders/thyroid-gland-disorders/overview-of-the-thyroid-gland?qt=thyroxine&alt=sh
2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4109514/

What items does this test for?

  • Our home testing kit has been validated against industry standards with a 100% correlation.
  • CE approved sample kit.
  • Results do not substantiate a medical diagnosis on their own but may be used by your doctor to help form a diagnosis or request a secondary analytical test.
  • It is possible that technical or procedural errors or other interfering substances in the whole blood specimen may cause erroneous results.
  • >97% reproducible results.

Important

All information in the reports produced is intended to support nutritional advice to optimise your diet. The results cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure medical/health conditions.

Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider if you have a medical condition and/or medical symptoms. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it.