Basic Thyroid Blood Test Profile In London - Order Online
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Sample Needed: Blood
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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.
Hyperthyroid symptomsWeight loss with increased appetite
Shortness/loss of breath
Feeling warm and sweating excessively
Irregular bowel movements
Feeling cold constantly
Weight gain and/or difficulty losing weight
Issues with Breathlessness
Low basal temperature
Low basal temperature
Dry hair and skin
Loss of libido