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Thyroid antibodies

This is an important test that measures the level of thyroid antibodies against thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin.

Finger-prick blood
2 tests included
4 days turnaround

£69.00

£49.00

About Thyroid antibodies

What are thyroid antibodies?

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck that produces hormones responsible for many functions including metabolism, heart function, digestion and mood. Triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) are the two main hormones produced by the thyroid gland. Thyroid peroxidase is the enzyme responsible for converting T4 to T3.

Antibodies are proteins typically produced by the immune system to target and protect against harmful entities. In some cases, the immune system can malfunction, producing autoantibodies which target and attack the body’s own cells.

Thyroid peroxidase antibodies are produced in Hashimoto’s disease and Graves’ disease. Thyroglobulin (a protein specific to the thyroid gland) antibodies may be produced in thyroid cancer or autoimmune conditions.

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of thyroid antibodies against thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin to investigate autoimmune thyroid diseases.

 

What's tested

Thyroid Function

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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