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Tsh receptor stimulating antibodies

This is an important test that is typically used to diagnose thyroid autoimmune conditions such as Graves’ disease.

Venous blood
1 tests included
6 days turnaround

£100.00

£79.00

About Tsh receptor stimulating antibodies

What are thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor stimulating antibodies?

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. Its primary role is to stimulate the thyroid to secrete thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which regulate metabolism throughout the body.

TSH acts on receptors in the thyroid gland called TSH receptors. Anti-TSH receptor antibodies (TRAb) are autoantibodies produced by the immune system which target these receptors, causing either stimulation or blockage of the receptors.

The presence of TRAbs is associated with Graves’ disease and hyperthyroid patients.

Why take the test?

This test screens for anti-thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor stimulating antibodies in the blood. It is typically used to diagnose thyroid autoimmune conditions such as Graves’ disease.

 

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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