TSH - Thyroid Test
- Measures Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- For screening and diagnostic purposes
- Uses dried blood sample
- Includes collection kit with instructions
- Tested by CLIA-certified lab
- Return to lab using prepaid shipping
- Received results online within 30-5 days
TSH Test Helps Identify Possible Thyroid Issues
This at-home test uses dried blood samples to measure your level of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). It is a first-line test to help identify possible thyroid issues. You may use this test if you have symptoms of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
What Is THS?
TSH is created by the pituitary gland and regulates the thyroid's production of hormones.
What Are Symptoms Of Hyperthyroidism?
- Weight loss
- Fast heart rate
- High irritability/nervousness
- Muscle weakness and tremors
- Infrequent menstrual periods
- Trouble sleeping
- Eye irritations
- Sensitivity to heat
What Are Signs Of An Underactive Thyroid?
- Unexplained weight gain and difficulty losing it
- Heavy periods
- Slow heart beat
- Lethargy or fatigue
- Memory issues
- Dry skin and hair
- Brittle nails
- Hoarse voice
- Cold sensitivity
Are Thyroid Problems Common?
Thyroid disorders are common and impact every part of the body, especially major organs including the brain, heart, skin and digestive system.
On a positive note, most thyroid conditions are treatable with medication or diet/lifestyle changes.
- Up to 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid dysfunction.
- More than 12% of the entire population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime.
- Over 60% of people with thyroid issues are unaware of the problem.
- Women are up to 8 times more likely than men to have thyroid condition.
- One in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.
American Thyroid Association. https://www.thyroid.org/
National Institutes Health (NIH) https://www.medlineplus.gov
Are Thyroid Diseases Curable?
Most thyroid diseases are chronic but can be controlled with medication and or diet/lifestyle changes.
What Are The Types Of Thyroid Disorders?
- Hyperthyroidism - When your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs
- Hypothyroidism - When your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones
- Goiter - Enlargement of the thyroid gland
- Thyroid cancer
- Thyroid nodules - Lumps in the thyroid gland
- Thyroiditis - Swelling of the thyroid
The most common types of thyroid diseases are Graves' disease (hyperthyroidism) and the genetic disorder Hashimoto's thyroiditis (hypothyroidism).
Both are autoimmune diseases.
Your home test kit comes with complete instructions on how to submit your confidential blood sample. Includes free delivery of kit and postage to send sample. Obtain your confidential results electronically within 3 - 5 days. Testing is performed by a CILA, CAP certified laboratories.