Our Basic Thyroid Blood Test Profile includes TSH, FT4 for an analysis of your thyroid function.
Is this blood test right for you?
Do you want to find out more about your thyroid health? Do you symptoms affecting your weight, mood, energy and possibly skin/hair. Or has your doctor only offered you limited tests? If you're looking for a Basic Thyroid check then this is the test for you!
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).
Please see below for a breakdown of symptoms, click each tab to find out more.
Weight loss with increased appetite Warm/clammy skin Shortness/loss of breath Feeling warm and sweating excessively Feeling hyperactive Rapid heartbeat Insomnia Osteoporosis Raised libido Irregular bowel movements Diarrhoea Thin hair Fertility problems Irritability
Fatigue Feeling cold constantly Weight gain and/or difficulty losing weight Brain fog Issues with Breathlessness Low basal temperature Insomnia Hair loss Raised cholesterol Low basal temperature Dry hair and skin Loss of libido Constipation Depression Mood swings Fertility problems
Available at our clinic in London
Test Name: Basic Thyroid Blood Test Profile
GP Referral: GP Referral is included
Target Turn Around Time in working days: 1 Working Day or less
Test Inclusions: Test inclusions are TSH, FT4
Although we do offer a walk in service we advise that due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation that the named patient calls Patient Reception to check opening times before attending.
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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