What this test shows
This test provides an assessment of thyroid gland activity, and regulation and production of thyroid hormones, including conversion ability and potential autoimmune disorders of the thyroid. Thyroid hormones play a significant role in many body processes, and can affect mood and energy levels in particular, through their impact on carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. Thyroid hormones also regulate our secretion of other hormones including sex hormones involved in reproduction, our utilisation of vitamins and oxygen, our blood flow, digestive function, and muscle and nerve activity. Analytes measured include unbound (free) T3 and T4, total thyroxine (TT4), , TSH, anti-TPO antibodies and anti-TG antibodies. Optimal thyroid function can help safeguard against pathogenesis of conditions including diabetes, obesity, heart disease and depression.
Please choose test if you would also like to include reverse T3.
Who this test is for
The test is helpful with those who are experiencing the following: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, fatigue, coldness, constipation, poor skin, headaches, PMS, dysmenorrhea, fluid retention, weight gain, decreased memory and concentration, low sex drive and muscle and joint pain, which can be associated with hypothyroid and hyperthyroid activity.
Sample type: Blood – you will need to arrange to attend one of our phlebotomy clinics to get a blood draw; click here to find your nearest clinic, surgery or hospital offering this service.
Turnaround time: 14 days