This monitoring profile is an excellent test to assess thyroid function. It includes thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) as well as free T4 (FT4) and free T3 (FT3). Most thyroid hormones are bound to proteins in the blood. This test measures the level of free or unbound thyroid hormones which are either available to be converted or are biologically active.
TSH is produced by the pituitary gland to stimulate the thyroid to produce thyroid hormones (mostly T4). An elevated TSH often signifies that the thyroid is struggling to produce enough T4 for the body’s needs.
This is a self-administered finger-prick blood test for individuals who wish to diagnose a thyroid condition or who are receiving treatment for thyroid disease. It is important that hormone levels are normalised and remain so. If too much or too little thyroid medication is taken, the balance of these hormones can be thrown out causing further symptoms.
How it works
Buy Test : Pop into our pharmacy and pick up your recommended screening test.
Post Sample : Collect your blood and post your sample to the lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View Results : View results securely, online, in your personal GP reviewed report and return to your local Alphega Pharmacy for advice on next steps.
This test is the first stage in understanding possible reasons for your levels of tiredness and fatigue and the potential next steps for tackling these. They are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering prolonged or severe symptoms, or if they are getting worse.
The Fatigue Screening Tests are reviewed by qualified GPs who interpret your results based on the blood samples and information you have provided. A medical condition may change over time, so a report which is accurate at one time, may not be accurate after a period of time. You will not receive a diagnosis or be provided with any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor or pharmacist for any necessary follow-up action.