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Thyroid Function Test Kit

$99

Mood and metabolism can be closely tied to your thyroid. Knowing how your thyroid is functioning can be a start to improving your overall health. Our simple at-home test kit will determine if your thyroid is functioning correctly by checking your levels of TSH.

All of our laboratory partners are CLIA-certified. Your clear and actionable results are delivered securely online, and our doctors are available to answer any questions. We help you take control of your health by bringing quality lab tests directly to your door.

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Thyroid overview

Thyroid health is a important component of metabolic health. Abnormalities in thyroid hormone levels is one of the most commonly encountered hormone irregularities both in men and women. An underactive thyroid is known as hypothyroidism, while an overactive thyroid is known as hyperthyroidism.

Hyperthyroidism will increase your body’s metabolism causing sudden weight loss, irregular or rapid heartbeat, sweating, nervousness or irritability.

Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid doesn't produce enough hormones to keep your body functioning normally.

 

Who should take this thyroid test?

Knowing where you stand when it comes to your thyroid function can be the start of improving your overall health. If you are experiencing tiredness, restlessness, noticeable weight loss or weight gain that is not under control, anxiety, brittle hair and nails, thin or dry skin, among other similar symptoms, it’s a good idea to get your thyroid levels checked.

The best way to initially test for normal thyroid function, is to measure your TSH levels. Understanding your thyroid health with a simple at-home test can lead to treating or even curing these symptoms.

If you have a family history of thyroid problems or have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, pituitary or endocrine disorders, our doctors recommend considering our Thyroid Enhanced Test Panel, which includes TSH, Free T3, Free T4, and TPO.

 

How does collecting samples for the thyroid test work?

You will need to provide simple droplets of blood by pricking your finger with this at-home thyroid test kit. Return your sample to the lab in the prepaid mailer and your results will be available in 3-5 business days or less.

 

What will my thyroid results tell me?

You will have a better understanding of your thyroid function, and where your TSH levels fall on the spectrum of thyroid health. Your results will explain your TSH levels, measured in mIU/L with 97% accuracy*, in a way that is clear and easy to understand.

Our doctors are available should you have any abnormal results, or critical values. These test results can be reviewed with your local doctor for even more clarity, and to discuss any recommended lifestyle changes or treatment based on your results.

Symptoms

Symptoms or signs of an of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism):

  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Puffy face
  • Hoarseness
  • Muscle weakness
  • High cholesterol
  • Muscle tenderness, aches and stiffness
  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
  • Heavier or irregular menstrual periods
  • Thinning hair
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Depression
  • Impaired memory

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Symptoms or signs of an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) may include:

  • Frequent bowel movements or change in bowel patterns
  • Swelling at the base of your neck may be from an enlarged thyroid gland
  • Fatigue or muscle weakness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Thinning of your skin
  • Fine or brittle hair
  • Sudden weight loss without a change or increase in appetite
  • Irregular or rapid heartbeat
  • Nervousness, anxiety and irritability
  • Tremor in your hands and fingers
  • Sweating
  • Changes in menstrual patterns

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FAQs

What does this kit test for and why?

The Thyroid test kit screens your levels of TSH, the best way to initially test for thyroid function.

 

How does collecting samples for the test work?

You will need to provide simple droplets of blood by pricking your finger with this at-home thyroid test kit. Return your sample to the lab in the prepaid mailer and your results will be available in 3-5 business days or less.

 

What will my results tell me?

You will have a better understanding of your thyroid function, and where your TSH levels fall on the spectrum of thyroid health. Your results will explain your levels, measured in mIU/L with 97% accuracy*, in a way that is clear and easy to understand.

Our doctors are available should you have any abnormal results, or need to discuss next steps. These test results can be reviewed with your local doctor for even more clarity, and to discuss any recommended lifestyle changes or treatment based on your results.

 

How long will I have to wait for my testing kit?

Once your testing kit has shipped, it will arrive within 1-3 shipping days.

 

What do I need to do once I get the kit?

Skip the appointment and the waiting room. You don’t need to visit a lab, all you need to do is collect a sample using the kit and included instructions, send it in and get results. We’ll provide everything you need to collect the sample yourself.

 

When should I get my test results?

Kits usually take 1-3 shipping days to reach the lab once you mail your samples. Results are typically available 5 business days or less, after they have been received by our CLIA-certified lab partner.

 

Will my kit packaging say what my test is for?

Kits are shipped in a generic lab mailer envelope. For added privacy, our wellness kits are branded with the Health Test Express logo and contact information, but are not printed with what your test is for. Your kit will simply say Health Test Express and the lab name on the outside. Your invoice and lab requisition form, however, will contain the actual test name(s). 

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*Based on the validation data provided by the performing laboratory, this test has a 97% accuracy.