Thyroid Checks

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At Summerfield Healthcare, we can complete the following Thyroid testing:

  • FreeT3
  • Thyroid Panel
  • Thyroid Profile

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Your Results

After your blood test, you will receive blood results by email. You will then be able to use these to discuss with a Doctor.

Please note, your results will not diagnose any condition but will indicate if you should consult a doctor for any further action.

Free T3

 

By measuring the T3 in your blood, your doctor may be able to determine if you have a thyroid problem. If you already have confirmation of a thyroid problem, your doctor might use a T3 test to see whether there have been any changes in your condition.

Why take the test?

Most of the T3 in your body binds to protein. The T3 that doesn’t bind to protein is called free T3 and circulates unbound in your blood. The most common kind of T3 test, known as the T3 total test, measures both kinds of T3 in your blood.

Thyroid conditions are very common but can often be difficult to diagnose.

By measuring the T3 in your blood, your doctor may be able to determine if you have a thyroid problem. If you already have confirmation of a thyroid problem, your doctor might use a T3 test to see whether there have been any changes in your condition.

 

What’s included?

  • Venous blood collection appointment with our phlebotomist at your chosen location
  • Triiodothyronine (T3) is one of two thyroid hormones produced by the thyroid gland. Most T3 is bound to protein in the blood. Free T3 measures the level of T3 that is free, or unbound to protein, and is available to regulate metabolism
  • Fast results by email

Thyroid Panel

 

This Thyroid check tests for an overactive or underactive thyroid and monitors for a thyroid disorder. The tests included in a thyroid panel measure the amount of thyroid hormones in the blood.

Why take the test?

Thyroid conditions are very common but can often be difficult to diagnose. Many of the symptoms of a thyroid disorder can be overlooked, especially if they are mild or confused with other conditions. 

Your thyroid gland is responsible for helping to regulate many of the body’s processes, such as metabolism, energy generation, and mood.

If your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of these hormones (Underactive Thyroid) it is called hypothyroidism. Symptoms of this may include: extreme fatigue, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, feeling cold, loss of libido, hair loss and changes in mood.

If your thyroid gland produces too many hormones (Overactive Thyroid) it is called hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of this may include: feeling hyperactive, weight loss despite increased appetite, feeling warm, raised libido and a rapid heartbeat.

 

Women of all ages are more likely than men to have low thyroid hormone levels. However, many of their symptoms are attributed to other conditions or written off as a consequence of aging.

What is Included?

  • Venous blood collection appointment with our phlebotomist at your chosen location
  • Free Thyroxine (FT4) High levels of free thyroxine can indicate an overactive thyroid while low levels can indicate an underactive thyroid
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) High levels of TSH indicate an underactive thyroid while low levels indicate an overactive thyroid. In primary pituitary failure, a low TSH will be associated with an underactive thyroid
  • Free T3 (FT3) A free or total triiodothyronine (free T3 or total T3) test is used to assess thyroid function. It is ordered primarily to help diagnose hyperthyroidism and may be ordered to help monitor treatment of a person with a known thyroid disorder
  • Triiodothyronine (T3) is one of two thyroid hormones produced by the thyroid gland. Most T3 is bound to protein in the blood. Free T3 measures the level of T3 that is free, or unbound to protein, and is available to regulate metabolism
  • Reverse T3 (rT3) Low levels of rT3 are normal. A raised rT3 result may indicate that your cells are not receiving enough active T3, causing symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  • Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody (TPOAb) Raised levels of thyroid peroxidase antibodies are often found in Hashimoto’s disease (underactive thyroid) and can sometimes be detected before any symptoms are reported. Raised levels are also found in over half the cases of Graves’ disease (overactive thyroid)
  • Thyroglobulin antibody (TGAb) Raised levels of thyroglobulin antibodies (TGAb) can indicate autoimmune thyroid disease
  • T4 – Your thyroid produces a hormone called thyroxine, which is known as T4. This hormone plays a role in several of your body’s functions, including growth and metabolism.
  • Fast results by email 

Thyroid Profile

 

This Thyroid check could hold the answers to better health and getting your energy back. You could have a Thyroid disorder and your symptoms are being overlooked.

Why take the test?

Thyroid conditions are very common but can often be difficult to diagnose. Many of the symptoms of a thyroid disorder can be overlooked, especially if they are mild or confused with other conditions. 

Your thyroid gland is responsible for helping to regulate many of the body’s processes, such as metabolism, energy generation, and mood.

If your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of these hormones (Underactive Thyroid) it is called hypothyroidism. Symptoms of this may include: extreme fatigue, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, feeling cold, loss of libido, hair loss and changes in mood.

If your thyroid gland produces too many hormones (Overactive Thyroid) it is called hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of this may include: feeling hyperactive, weight loss despite increased appetite, feeling warm, raised libido and a rapid heartbeat.

Women of all ages are more likely than men to have low thyroid hormone levels. However, many of their symptoms are attributed to other conditions or written off as a consequence of aging.

What is Included?

  • Venous blood collection appointment with our phlebotomist at your chosen location
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test. High levels of TSH can be an indicator of an underactive thyroid and low levels can be associated with an overactive thyroid.
  • Thyroxine (T4) test. High levels of free thyroxine can indicate an overactive thyroid and low levels can indicate an underactive thyroid.

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