Thyroid function test are conducted to collectively assess the health of the thyroid gland. Abnormal results can indicate either hypothyroidism (too low) or hyperthyroidism (too high). Left untreated, patients can often suffer complications: heart issues (conduction disorders), mental health issues (depression , anxiety); thyrotoxicosis (thyroid storm) – a life threatening complication of hyperthyroidism. This test is also beneficial for patients with existing thyroid conditions, to adequately monitor their thyroid function, to guide their treatment plan.
Who should get tested?
– individuals with personal history of thyroid disorders
– individuals with personal history of autoimmune disorders
– individuals with family history of thyroid disorders
– individuals with family history of autoimmune disorders
– individuals with symptoms like: low mood, fatigue, poor sleep, dry skin
– individuals with symptoms like: hyperactivity, sweating, heart palpations, anxiety
What's included in the Premium Thyroid Screening at Healtopedia:
TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test gives an overview of thyroid health: highlighting the effectiveness of your body's metabolism.
▸ Free T4
Free thyroxine (free T4) tests are used to help evaluate thyroid function and diagnose thyroid diseases, including hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. It is usually analysed when thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level is abnormal and done alongside free T3 (Triiodothyronine).
▸ Free T3 (Triiodothyronine)
Triiodothyronine (free T3) tests are used to help evaluate thyroid function and diagnose thyroid diseases, including hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. It is usually analysed when thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level is abnormal, and done alongside Free T4.
A full comprehensive report with complete tests breakdown will be made available in soft and hard copy within 24-48 hours. Any abnormalities or discrepancies will be highlighted. You will then be offered the opportunity to see a medical specialist who will review the results with you within 24 hours of receiving your report.
Fasting : please fast for 10 hours prior to your blood test. No food or drinks are allowed, however water is permitted.
Women : for more accurate results, it is recommended that you do this test 3 days before or 3 days after menstruation.