When should you take thyroid blood test?
- you’re experiencing weight gain, dry skin, hair loss and fatigue (possible underactive thyroid)
- you feel sensitive to heat, are often anxious and have trouble gaining weight (possible overactive
- you want to optimise your nutrition to support your thyroid health
Thyroid conditions are very common but can be difficult to diagnose. Many of the symptoms of a thyroid disorder can be overlooked (especially if they are mild) or confused with other conditions.
We offer three levels of tests for your convenience:
1. Thyroid Monitoring (3 tests) £65
This monitoring profile is an excellent test to assess your thyroid function. It includes thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) as well as free T4 (FT4) and free T3 (FT3). Most thyroid hormones are bound to proteins in the blood. This test measures the level of free or unbound thyroid hormones which are either available to be converted or are biologically active.
2. Thyroid Check Plus (5 tests) £95
This test offers a comprehensive investigation into the main thyroid hormones (TSH, FT4 and FT3) as well as thyroglobulin antibodies and thyroid peroxidase antibodies. Many thyroid disorders are caused by an autoimmune disease and your risk for this is raised if you or a family member has a history of autoimmune disease. This test looks for specific thyroid antibodies which can indicate that your thyroid is under attack from your immune system.
3. Thyroid Check UltraVit (10 tests) £160
The gold standard of thyroid tests. This advanced thyroid profile contains everything you need to give you a clear picture of your thyroid health. As well as testing for TSH, FT4, FT3 and thyroid antibodies, this also looks at vitamins and minerals which not only support your thyroid function but which can also mimic the symptoms of an underactive thyroid if they are found to be low. We include tests for vitamin D, vitamin B12 and folate (vitamin B9) and ferritin (a marker for iron storage). We also include an inflammation marker to help interpret your iron (ferritin) result as well as give a picture of whether an autoimmune condition is causing inflammation in your body.