A highly relevant set of blood tests looking at adrenal fatigue, investigating pituitary and hormonal inputs, which if not related directly to adrenal function, are definitely interlinked. Inclusions: 9am Cortisol, DHEA sulphate, Testosterone, Oestradiol, TSH, FT4
Blood Test Explained
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The TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is a hormone manufactured in the pituitary gland (found in the brain). It s role is to stimulate thyroxine production in the thyroid gland (found in the neck). A high level within a health screening is associated with an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) and a low level is found if the thyroid gland is over-active (hyperthyroidism). Changes in the TSH level alone can indicate underlying thyroid problems even if the thyroxine levels are normal.
FT4 (free thyroxine) is the active form of thyroxine, released from the thyroid gland in the neck. Its role is to control metabolism - release of energy from all cells of the body. A lack of thyroxine leads to, for example, tiredness and weight gain, whereas an excess will lead to weight loss, rapid heart rate and anxiety. It is generally believed that this level (FT4) is the most reliable indicator of thyroid status - ie whether the gland is over-active (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism).
Available at our clinic in London
Test Name: Full London Adrenal Fatigue panel
GP Referral: GP Referral is included
Target Turn Around Time in working days: 1 Working Day
Test Inclusions: 9am Cortisol, DHEA sulphate, Testosterone, Oestradiol, TSH, FT4
Special Instructions: We would recommend a 9am attendance
Laboratory Notes: A highly relevant set of blood tests looking at adrenal fatigue, investigating pituitary and hormonal inputs, which if not related directly to adrenal function, are definitely interlinked.
We Guarantee that you will receive your results in or before the stated number of working days of the longest test analysis within your pathology request. Our working days end at 5 pm. If you do not we will refund your money for the tests that are late.
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