Essential Thyroid Check In London - Order Online - Attend
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Our Essential Thyroid Check includes TSH, T4, free T3, free T4, Thyroid antibodies for an in depth analysis of your thyroid function. This test is available to order online or via the phone.
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 offerred you limited tests? If you're looking for a Essential Thyroid check then this is the test for you!
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Blood Tests Explained
Please see below for a breakdown of test information, click each tab to find out more.
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.
A Total T4 measurement measures ALL of the T4 hormone â€“ bound and free. Most endocrinologists find â€œFree T4â€ more useful, but we still include T4 in this profile as some doctors still specifically request it when investigating thyroid function.
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).
(Free Triiodothyronine) - This is one of two hormones produced by the thyroid gland. This measures the level of T3 that is 'free' and is able to regulate metabolism.
This is an enzyme found in the thyroid gland mostly. This allows the production of thyroid hormones.
Weight 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