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Whatever your thyroid levels, our test and report is designed to give you an accurate reading and guide you through the steps for optimal thyroid health.
Medical specialists' will provide and recommend treatment that you can take, as well as an explanation of how to accomplish great outcomes.
Is this test for me?
Take the Thyroid Test if you want to focus on your:
Did you know?
Women are more likely than men to have thyroid issues. In fact, 1 in 8 women will develop thyroid problems during their lifetime.
Decode your sample in 3 steps.
Order your testing kit online and we'll process it the same day on a 24 hours delivery.
Collect your sample following the instructions provided with your kit. Send the sample to the lab using the return prepaid envelope.
When your results are ready to view online, you will be notified by email and a member of our support team will contact you as well.
This test will run through all the thyroid biomarkers, so you can be sure that you are getting the full picture on your thyroid function and what it means for you.
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
TSH is a hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland, located at the base of your brain. Its primary function is to regulate the production of thyroid hormones which regulate your metabolism, heart, muscles, brain development, and bone maintenance. This initial test will show you what the overall levels of your thyroid are.
Free T3 (triiodothyronine)
T3 is a thyroid hormone that is produced by the thyroid gland which helps maintain muscle control, brain function and development, as well as heart and digestive functions. It also plays an important role in the body’s metabolic rate as well as the maintenance of bone health. Knowing your T3 levels will inform you of your overall health.
Free T4 (throxine) & T4 (total thyroxine)
Thyroxine (T4) is the main hormone produced by the thyroid gland. This hormone plays a role in different body functions, including growth and metabolism. Some of your T4 exists as free T4, which means that it is not bonded to protein in your blood. T4 (total thyroxine) attaches to protein, and plays an important role in regulating your weight, body temperature, muscle strength, and mood. Knowing your T4s will help you understand your thyroid levels.
Antithyroglobulin antibodies (TG Ab)
Thyroglobulin is a protein found in thyroid cells. Your thyroid gland produces different proteins, including thyroglobulin. An antithyroglobulin antibody test is used to evaluate potential thyroid problems, such as fatigue and unexplained weight gain. Have a greater understanding of your thyroid with this test.
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO Ab)
Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) is an enzyme found in the thyroid gland. TPO plays an important role in the production of thyroid hormones. A TPO test detects antibodies against TPO in the blood. If you have already been diagnosed with thyroid disease, your doctor may suggest a TPO antibody test together with other thyroid tests to help find the cause.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the thyroid? Why is it important?
The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in the neck, just in front of the windpipe (trachea). It is made up of two lobes — the right lobe and the left lobe, each about the size of a plum cut in half — and these two lobes are joined together. One of the thyroid’s main function is to produce hormones that are necessary for all the cells in your body to function normally. These hormones are called triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Of importance, thyroid disorders are very common and tend mainly to occur in women, although anybody — men, teenagers, children, and babies — can be affected. Thyroid disorders may be either temporary or permanent.
Are there any medications that interfere with thyroid function testing?
Yes. There are many medications that may affect thyroid status. One important example is Biotin, which is a commonly taken over-the-counter supplement, and can cause thyroid function tests to appear to look abnormal when they are actually normal in the blood. Biotin should not be taken for two days before blood is drawn for thyroid function testing to avoid this effect.