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The thyroid is a small gland found on the lower part of your neck. It plays an important part in helping to regulate a lot of your body’s processes, including your metabolism, energy generation, and mood. It does this by releasing hormones, but sometimes it releases too many hormones, called hyperthyroidism, or too few hormones, called hypothyroidism. When it is working well, your energy levels, moods, and metabolism all work relatively steadily, but when there are problems with your thyroid, you may start to notice symptoms including:
An estimated 1 in 20 adults will experience a thyroid disorder in their lives. If you are concerned that your thyroid may not be working properly, then you may need to have a blood test for thyroid profile.
Our private medical centres are conveniently located and meet the needs of families in a wide surrounding area.
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The thyroid profile blood test is made up of:
We also offer a comprehensive full thyroid panel which consists of the following tests:
For more information on our comprehensive full thyroid panel please call us on 0333 9000 010.
The thyroid profile blood test works the same way as any routine blood test. A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm, usually the inside of your elbow, using a small needle and vial. The test is quick, and there is only mild discomfort and a slight scratch when the needle is inserted. Our professional and experienced clinicians will be on hand to make sure you feel comfortable and calm before, during, and after the test.
Your blood is then sent to the laboratory for analysis and you will be able to return to normal activities immediately. We will contact you as soon as results are available.
Unlike a lot of other blood tests, thyroid test results are considered in comparison to one another. Because the TSH works to regulate FT3 and FT4, these levels are all looked at together to see how they compare and if any of them are irregular both alone and when looked at in contrast.
If your TSH level is high and your FT4 level is low, this is often an indicator of hypothyroidism.
If your TSH level is low and your FT4 level is high, this is often an indicator of hyperthyroidism.
Your FT3 levels will show if there is hyperthyroidism and how severe it is. FT3 is useful in conjunction with FT4 and TSH as low level of TSH with a high level of FT4 may still be acceptable if your FT3 level is normal.
The remaining tests help to indicate other disorders, such as autoimmune thyroid diseases.
Thyroid disorders can be complex and because we want to ensure the highest level of care when your results are ready, our clinicians will speak to you about the next step. If your levels are normal, you may want to ask about other tests to find out why you are still not feeling well. If your results show any abnormalities, then your clinician may want to refer you for further scans.
After abnormalities on thyroid blood tests, you may be referred for an ultrasound scan. An ultrasound will show any structural problems or tumours and will indicate to your clinicians if you need a tissue sample taking for further testing.
If the ultrasound scan shows no abnormalities, then your clinician may prescribe medication to help your body regulate its thyroid activity. This medication will depend on your condition and its severity and you may need to come in for additional tests to follow up and check that the medication is working.
Although we are a private healthcare provider, our priority is you and your health. That’s why we are committed to giving you excellent healthcare at affordable prices.
Our thyroid profile blood test costs £68.50 and this is carried out by our nurse team.
You do not need a referral to book a test but you can book a follow up private GP consultation if you would like to discuss your thyroid profile blood test results with one of our experienced GPs. (Please note this attracts a separate fee).
We offer thyroid profile blood tests so you can conveniently book around your location and schedule.
Although Summerfield Healthcare is a private practice our fees are low cost and structured with you in mind. Initial consultation fees are listed below:
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Paul Hatton is the Registered CQC Manager for Summerfield Healthcare. He is responsible the governance, overseeing of the clinical aspect and the development of new services.
Paul qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2000 from Staffordshire University having spent 7 years in The Royal Air Force.
Paul has worked for a number of NHS and Private Healthcare providers over the years and joined Summerfield Healthcare in 2015.
General Practitioner | Birmingham
Dr Sundeep Sidhu is a GP with professional interests in all aspects of women’s health. She completed her GP training at the Oxford Deanery and also gained a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
General Practitioner / Medical Director | Birmingham, Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton
Dr Vivake Roddah is a GP with professional interests in Dermatology, Minor surgery and Occupational Medicine. He completed his GP training in the Oxford Deanery and has had the opportunity of working with patients from many different backgrounds.