Who is this test for?
This test is suited to any adults who would like to quickly get an indication of whether they may have an underactive thyroid before seeing a medical professional. It is not suitable for children. Anyone can develop hypothyroidism but adults over the age of 50 are at the greatest risk, with women more commonly affected than men.
Your thyroid gland controls your cells metabolism, which is the speed with which the cells in your body work. If your thyroid hormones are not within normal range, it can affect things such as our bodies temperature, metabolism of food and even how quick our heart is beating. Weight gain and sluggishness are other common things you may notice. This test will give an indication of whether your thyroid may be the cause of these problems.
What you will discover
This rapid test will give you a good indication if your TSH levels are higher than the normal range (>5µlU/mL).
If you are not getting enough TSH your body processes slow down, leading to symptoms such as less energy, constipation, dry hair and skin, muscle weakness, unexplained weight gain, a hoarse voice and greater sensitivity to cold.
People experience many of these symptoms commonly, therefore thyroid problems can often go undetected.
An underactive thyroid can be easily treated and in most cases people live a normal and healthy life. If left untreated, it can lead to complications including heart disease, infertility and nerve damage. By taking this test it may help you spot a potential issue now and avoid more serious health concerns in the future.
How it works
Order online and receive your kit via Royal Mail 1st class post
Collect Blood Sample
Scan the QR code on the back of the test pack to watch our step-by-step video on how to perform your test
Within 5 minutes, you will see your results
Visit our 'what next' page to learn how to manage your result
This test can be used to qualitatively detect Thyroid Stimulating Hormone in a human whole blood sample as a screener for an underactive thyroid. It provides a preliminary test result based on a simple home self-test. This means that while it will give you a good indication of whether you have an underactive thyroid, you’ll need a secondary analytical test or consultation with a healthcare professional to confirm the status of your thyroid health.