177492295

Essential Thyroid Blood Spot (Test Code 1407)

Thyroid hormones are primarily involved in directing the metabolic activity of cells, and a properly regulated thyroid is therefore essential to a wide array of biochemical processes in the body. Functional hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can also result in symptoms even when hormone levels appear to be normal.
Thyroid abnormalities are one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting millions worldwide. Hypothyroidism affects approximately 4-5% of the population whilst estimates for hyperthyroidism are 0.4-2%.

Analytes:

• TSH
• Free T4
• Free T3
• Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies

 

 

Product Description

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Patient Brochure

The Essential thyroid blood spot test through NutriPATH is a convenient and reliable assessment for measuring thyroid abnormalities. Through a simple, nearly painless finger prick collection process, this method of assessment allows for the patient to collect the sample in their own private home or physician’s office. This unique thyroid screen can help detect and manage various thyroid disorders especially for those in rural areas who do not have access to local laboratories.

Common Conditions:

  • Weight gain/weight loss
  • Feeling cold when it’s not
  • Low stamina
  • Irregular bowel movement
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Low sex drive
  • Infertility
  • Poor memory
  • Dry/brittle hair and nails
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • High blood pressure

 

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

 

Analytes

TSH
Free T4
Free T3
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPO)