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Medical Diagnosis - BP003

Thyroid Basic

Thyroid Blood (Venous) Turn Around Time: 3 Days

Description

Available in the UK only. Thyroid Basic is a serum test to assess central and peripheral thyroid function as well as autoimmunity and provides more information than assessing only TSH and T4.

This thyroid hormone test measures TSH, fT4, fT3, anti-TPO and anti-TG.

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is produced by the anterior pituitary to control the thyroid gland’s production of thyroxine (T4), to store T4, and to release it into the bloodstream. TSH serves as a key test in thyroid diagnostics and is a very sensitive and specific parameter for assessing thyroid function.

Unbound T4 and T3, Free thyroxine (fT4) and Free Triiodothyronine (fT3) respectively, reflect the bioactive portion of thyroid hormones and can help identify both overt hyper- and hypothyroidism and more subtle subclinical thyroid dysfunction.

Thyroid antibody levels help assess autoimmune response, either to thyroglobulin (anti-TG) or thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) which may affect production of thyroid hormones T4 and T3 and may be raised in response to trauma, inflammation, thyroid degeneration and in either Hashimoto’s disease or Graves’ disease.

Methodology

Medical Diagnosis is a private clinical pathology laboratory, ISO 15189 UKAS Standard accredited and regulated by the CareQuality Commission (CQC).
Standard specifications/Equipment/Techniques used:
Documented in-house methods and manufacturer’s instructions for Chemiluminescence immunoassay using the Snibe Maglumi 2000 plus documented in SOP WI-29 Maglumi 2000 Plus chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA)

When should I use

Thyroid function is essential for the primary regulation of all the body’s metabolic processes. Symptoms can include:
Fatigue
Depression
Feeling cold
Constipation
Poor skin
PMS, dysmenorrhoea
Poor fertility
Weight gain or inability to lose weight
Fluid retention
Anxiety and mood disorders
Decreased memory, concentration, or brain fog
Muscle and joint pain
Low libido

Other Details

Also consider more in-depth thyroid testing, either: BP004 Thyroid Complete, which also includes reverse T3 (rT3) and T-uptake, or
BP005 Thyroid Advanced, which also includes reverse T3 (rT3), T-uptake and TSH Receptor Antibodies (TRAb)
  • TSH
  • TPO
  • Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO)
  • Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb)
  • fT4
  • fT3

View Details

Description

Available in the UK only. Thyroid Basic is a serum test to assess central and peripheral thyroid function as well as autoimmunity and provides more information than assessing only TSH and T4.

This thyroid hormone test measures TSH, fT4, fT3, anti-TPO and anti-TG.

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is produced by the anterior pituitary to control the thyroid gland’s production of thyroxine (T4), to store T4, and to release it into the bloodstream. TSH serves as a key test in thyroid diagnostics and is a very sensitive and specific parameter for assessing thyroid function.

Unbound T4 and T3, Free thyroxine (fT4) and Free Triiodothyronine (fT3) respectively, reflect the bioactive portion of thyroid hormones and can help identify both overt hyper- and hypothyroidism and more subtle subclinical thyroid dysfunction.

Thyroid antibody levels help assess autoimmune response, either to thyroglobulin (anti-TG) or thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) which may affect production of thyroid hormones T4 and T3 and may be raised in response to trauma, inflammation, thyroid degeneration and in either Hashimoto’s disease or Graves’ disease.

Methodology

Medical Diagnosis is a private clinical pathology laboratory, ISO 15189 UKAS Standard accredited and regulated by the CareQuality Commission (CQC).
Standard specifications/Equipment/Techniques used:
Documented in-house methods and manufacturer’s instructions for Chemiluminescence immunoassay using the Snibe Maglumi 2000 plus documented in SOP WI-29 Maglumi 2000 Plus chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA)

When should I use

Thyroid function is essential for the primary regulation of all the body’s metabolic processes. Symptoms can include:
Fatigue
Depression
Feeling cold
Constipation
Poor skin
PMS, dysmenorrhoea
Poor fertility
Weight gain or inability to lose weight
Fluid retention
Anxiety and mood disorders
Decreased memory, concentration, or brain fog
Muscle and joint pain
Low libido

Other Details

Also consider more in-depth thyroid testing, either: BP004 Thyroid Complete, which also includes reverse T3 (rT3) and T-uptake, or
BP005 Thyroid Advanced, which also includes reverse T3 (rT3), T-uptake and TSH Receptor Antibodies (TRAb)

View Analytes

  • TSH
  • TPO
  • Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO)
  • Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb)
  • fT4
  • fT3

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