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!
We are proud to donate charitable donations to the Thyroid UK Charity and the Thyroid Patient Advocacy service, which are both fantastic resources for those that are interested in their thyroid function.
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 – bound and free. Most endocrinologists find “Free T4” 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 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: Essential Thyroid Check Blood Test Profile
GP Referral: GP Referral is included
Target Turn Around Time in working days: 1 working day
Test Inclusions: TSH, FT4, FT3, T4, Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies or Thyroglobulin Antibodies
Special Instructions: Due to the low price, this test will not support coupon codes.
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.