Advanced Thyroid Testing through the THYROID PREMIUM PLATINUM -available as a vacutainer test only due to the volume of blood required, this excellent thyroid testing profiles aim to get to the bottom of any thyroid investigation in days rather than months due to the number of blood tests conducted on the one sample.
Intermediate Testing through the THYROID PREMIUM GOLD AND SILVER - These profiles can be ordered as finger-prick tests or as vacutainer tests. They all look at thyroid antibodies, which may be present before the standard parameters start going out of range. Patients with raised thyroid antibodies will often have symptoms of thyroid disease. The THYROID PREMIUM GOLD includes 3 Vitamins in total and is our most popular finger-prick thyroid test.
Base Level Testing through the THYROID PREMIUM BRONZE, THE TSH, FT4 and FT3 are usually available for free on the NHS - although NHS thyroid tests are usually limited to definitely TSH, usually FT4, and rarely FT3. Test frequency may also be restricted. If you are already on thyroid medication it may be useful to know your FT3 levels to monitor dosing.
Because Cortisol decreases TSH it thereby decreases thyroid hormone production, as well as inhibiting T4 to T3 conversion. For this reason measuring Cortisol is important and is now included in all Blue Horizon postal Thyroid Profiles.
We have also now included Magnesium testing in all of our Thyroid Profiles as Magnesium deficiency will reduce the effectiveness of your Thyroid.