ADVANCED THYROID SCREEN
WHO IS IT FOR?
If you think that an underactive thyroid (or hypothyroidism) could be the underlying cause of your weight gain or health challenges this test will help you gain clarity. Hypothyroidism affects up to one in eight women, with 60% of sufferers unaware, according to Thyroid UK. Symptoms can include struggling to lose weight, low energy levels and low mood, though it affects different people in different ways. Read more about the impacts of hypothyroidism here: Is An Underactive Thyroid The Reason You Can’t Lose Weight?
Antibodies (TPO + TG)
HOW DOES THE TEST WORK?
This Advanced Thyroid Screen is a simple finger prick blood test that you can carry out at home. A kit will be sent to your house with instructions on how to take your sample and a return envelope addressed to our partner lab. Results are typically available within a week, often less. Once your results have arrived we will notify you and share these with you via a secure portal.
HOW WILL THE RESULTS HELP ME?
The results of this test will give you a clear picture as to the state of your thyroid health. It will help you identify if your thyroid is contributing to your weight gain and / or health challenges. If your thyroid function is suboptimal we will always advise you to seek advice from your GP first. We can connect you with a functional medicine doctor for more holistic support if required. Nutrition plays a key role in healthy thyroid function and we can discuss with you how we could work with you to support you in managing your thyroid health.