Know your body. Up to 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid dysfunction with over 60% unaware of the problem. Women are up to 8 times more likely than men to have a thyroid condition. Early detection of imbalances may prevent disease.
Measures 3 main thyroid hormones and looks for antibodies. If antibodies are found, the test will identify their type. Antibody presence may indicate disease.
- Uses a finger prick blood sample
- You receive a collection kit with instructions
- Shipping to the lab is prepaid and expedited
- Your results will be ready online in a few days
Detect Thyroid Issues With At-Home Test
Analysis of your thyroid hormones helps identify imbalance and if antibodies are present. This is a first step toward diagnosing problems.
Main thyroid hormones: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, (TSH), triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones regulate many important body functions including regulating the heart beat and metabolism.
Thyroid Conditions Are Common
- Up to 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid dysfunction.
- More than 12% of the entire population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime.
- Over 60% of people with thyroid issues are unaware of the problem.
- Women are up to 8 times more likely than men to have thyroid condition.
- One in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.
- Most thyroid conditions are treatable with medication or diet/lifestyle changes.
Signs Of Overactive Thyroid
- Weight loss
- Fast heart rate
- High irritability/nervousness
- Muscle weakness and tremors
- Infrequent menstrual periods
- Trouble sleeping
- Eye irritations
- Sensitivity to heat
Signs Of Underactive Thyroid
- Unexplained weight gain and difficulty losing it
- Heavy periods
- Slow heart beat
- Lethargy or fatigue
- Memory issues
- Dry skin and hair
- Brittle nails
- Hoarse voice
- Cold sensitivity
American Thyroid Association. https://www.thyroid.org/
National Institutes Health (NIH) https://www.medlineplus.gov
Are Thyroid Diseases Curable?
Most thyroid diseases are chronic but can be controlled with medication and or diet/lifestyle changes.
What Are Some Types Of Thyroid Problems?
- Goiter - enlargement of the thyroid gland
- Hyperthyroidism - when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs
- Hypothyroidism - when your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones
- Thyroid cancer
- Thyroid nodules - lumps in the thyroid gland
- Thyroiditis - swelling of the thyroid
Examples of specific thyroid disease includes Graves' disease and the genetic disorder Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
Your home test kit comes with complete instructions on how to submit your confidential blood sample. Includes free delivery of kit and postage to send sample. Obtain your confidential results electronically within 3 - 5 days. Testing is performed by a CILA, CAP certified laboratories.