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Thyroid check plus

This is an important test that is useful to diagnose thyroid problems.

Finger-prick blood
5 tests included
2 days turnaround

£79.00

£59.00

About Thyroid check plus

What is the thyroid check plus?

Triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) are the two main hormones produced by the thyroid gland. T3 is the more powerful of the two hormones, which regulate metabolism throughout the body. T4 acts both as a hormone by itself and as a precursor for T3 production. To stimulate the production of T3 and T4, the pituitary gland secretes thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). 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 measures a variety of factors associated with thyroid health. It is useful to diagnose thyroid problems or for those interested in knowing about the health and function of their thyroid gland.

 

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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