The thyroid is a butterfly shaped organ responsible for releasing a number of different hormones that control metabolism. Triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) are two of the main hormones produced by the thyroid. Their release is regulated by the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone or TSH. Alterations to TSH levels are indicative of early thyroid malfunction, as elevated TSH levels suggest insufficient amounts of T3 and T4 are produced.
Both T3 and T4 exist in two forms:
the protein bound form and the free form. The free form represents the biologically active fraction of these hormones. Free T4 (fT4) levels are used to diagnose both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Free T3 (fT3) levels are often used to diagnose hyperthyroidism where too much thyroid hormone is produced.
Thyroid antibody tests are used to autoimmune thyroid disorders. The presence of thyroid antibodies in your blood can indicate that your immune system is attacking the thyroid. Individuals with Grave’s disease produce antibodies against the TPO enzyme. Those with Hashimoto disease have elevated levels of both Tg and TPO antibodies.
Overproduction of thyroid hormones or hyperthyroidism can lead to
- weight loss
- irregular periods
- sleep loss
Underproduction of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) is linked to
- weight gain
- low heartbeat
- dry skin
- impaired memory
This test will help you track your thyroid hormone levels and help uncover your risk of autoimmune thyroid diseases.
HOW IT WORKS
Order your test.
Choose the test that matches your need from your large array of tests. The kit will be delivered to your door step. There is no need to leave the comfort of your home.
Collect your sample.
Register and activate your test. Collect your sample first thing in the morning. Return your sample to our lab as soon as possible, using the prepaid envelope included in the kit.
Your sample will be tested as soon as it arrives in our lab. Your results will be available through our secure online platform.
Details and FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we usually get. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
The home thyroid antibody test is for anyone who has symptoms of hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, has a family history of thyroid disease, has an autoimmune disorder or takes performance enhancing substances.
We has a team of physicians who will review your order and results. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and treatment options.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the test kit. Each test includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.
Therizon laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation. Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 1385 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.