Problems with your thyroid gland are common and cause a range of symptoms. They're also really simple to test for with our Quick and Easy Thyroid Test.
Choose how you'd lke to collect your blood sample and post it to our lab. Your sample will be analysed by our UKAS-accredited lab partner (who also test for the NHS) and you'll get your results and doctor's report in days.
Finger-prick blood collection
Use our simple kit to collect a blood sample from your finger at home.
Visit a clinic to have your blood taken
Arrange for a venous blood draw yourself
Depending on your age, sex and any symptoms, you may consider adding to your test panel.
You've got symptoms of an under-active thyroid such as weight gain, tiredness, constipation or poor skin.
You've got symptoms of an over-active thyroid such as weight loss, mood changes and diarrhoea.
You want a quick and easy test and doctor's report to tell you if your thyroid gland is to blame.
Dr Claire Merrifield
GP & PhD
our medical director
You can think of your thyroid gland as your body's thermostat. Thyroid problems can affect your mood, appetite, gut, weight or skin - amongst many other things.
An under-active thyroid slows everything down. You feel tired, cold, put on weight, have dry skin and struggle with constipation. An over-active thyroid makes you lose weight, feel hot and jittery and can give you diarrhoea.
Problems with the thyroid gland are common, particularly if you’re a woman, or if you have a history of autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes or coeliac disease. Thyroid problems can develop at any age so it's important to check it every now and then, particularly if you have symptoms such as:
This simple panel tests the two main thyroid hormones, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroxine (T4), which are all we need to say if you have an under- or over-active thyroid gland.
Thyroid problems are common but we can test for them easily by measuring the levels of the two key thyroid hormones - thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroxine (T4)
Collect your sample at home or visit a clinic.
Use the included envelope to post your sample back to our UKAS-accredited lab (The Doctors Laboratory) for analysis.
We'll deliver your results to your dashboard. Every result is explained so you're in control.
You can also track your results over time.
Our experts will give you a report so you'll know what your results mean.
We'll highlight how you can use your results to understand symptoms, pick up health problems early and take action.
Please get in touch if you have any other questions about our tests.
This blood test looks in detail at the function of the thyroid gland and screens for markers of autoimmune diseases which can affect the thyroid. Once you have the results of this panel, you can be very confident about whether any symptoms relate to problems with your thyroid gland.
We do not recommend using this test panel if you:
If you're unsure if you should use this test panel, please contact us for advice.
Your results will be reviewed by one of our doctors. They will write a report explaining what your results mean for you. They will also tell you if there are any specific actions you should take, like seeing a healthcare professional, considering further tests or making changes to your lifestyle.
Our laboratory testing is performed by The Doctors Laboratory. TDL are the largest independent provider of clinical diagnostic tests in the UK and are used by both by the NHS and private hospitals.
TDL is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to the international standard for medical laboratory quality and competence (ISO 15189).
For orders placed before 2pm on Monday to Friday, we'll despatch your test kit same-day. We don't process orders on weekends or public holidays.
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