Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (tsh) Test

Regular price £115.00

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    • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (tsh) Test is for testing Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in the blood. 
    • Contains Blood Spot collection kit
    • Analyse Stability: The dried blood spot samples are stable for more than 1 month at room temperature. 
    • Contains Blood Spot collection kit
    • Test sample can be collected at the comfort of your home
    • Free delivery in the UK 
    • Customers are responsible for shipping their sample to laboratory.
    • Test kit includes laboratory fee. No additional laboratory cost and tax.
    • Test Result: You will receive your test result via email within 3-5 working days after Laboratory receives your sample. On your test result you will see your hormone levels in graphics and numbers. You will also see Laboratory's comments by Hormone Specialist Phd Dr. on your test result which suggests a healthy diet, what kind of exercise you should do and some reading materials how to maintain your hormone level balanced. After receiving your test result we strongly recommend you to show your test result to your GP and see if you need any treatment or further action needs to be taken.
    • Test must be used within 12 months after purchase date.
    Test Kit Pack includes:    
    • Test Requisition Form includes Symptom Checklist    
    • Requisition Form to complete including your personal and medical history    
    • Contains collection instructions       
    • Instructions on How to Use blood spot Collection Kit
    • Shipping Instruction 
    • Return Envelope

      Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced by the pituitary and acts on the thyroid gland to stimulate production of thyroxine (T4). Higher than normal TSH can indicate a disorder of the thyroid gland, while low TSH can indicate overproduction of T4, which acts in a negative feedback on the pituitary to reduce TSH production. Low TSH can also be caused by problems in the pituitary gland itself, which result in insufficient TSH being produced to stimulate the thyroid (secondary hypothyroidism). Thyroid disease or dysfunction is notoriously underdiagnosed.

      Overt hypothyroidism, with its characteristically high TSH and low circulating T4 levels, or hyperthyroidism, with low TSH and high T4 levels (most commonly manifested as Graves’ Disease), are relatively easy to recognize clinically. But an elevated TSH associated with normal thyroid hormone levels, defined as “subclinical” hypothyroidism, is thought to be present in 4-10% of the general population and in up to 20% of women over 60 years old, while a low TSH and normal thyroid hormone levels, or subclinical hyperthyroidism, occurs in about 2% of the population. Reference range levels of TSH are between 0.5 and 3.0 µU/mL (optimum 0.5—2.0 µU/mL).

        How to Use 

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