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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

£39.00

A simple finger-prick test for thyroid function, which measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in the blood.

 

A simple finger-prick test for thyroid function, which measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in the blood.

 

Which biomarkers are tested?

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

 

Who should take this test?

  • Women and men who are planning a pregnancy or actively trying to conceive.

 

What is the process?

  1. Order online
  2. Receive a discrete test kit 
  3. Collect the sample
  4. Post the kit using free packaging provided
  5. Receive your results reviewed by our clinical team

 

Special instructions

Collect your sample in the morning.

 

How long will it take to get the results?

Up to 2 working days

 

About Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. This hormone stimulates the thyroid gland, located in the front of your neck, to produce thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The thyroid gland can overproduce (hyperthyroidism) or underproduce (hypothyroidism) thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can each negatively impact fertility—both the ability to become pregnant and the ability to carry a baby to term. 

Andreia Trigo RN

 

If your thyroid level hormones are low (hypothyroidism), your fertility may be affected by:

If your thyroid level hormones are high (hyperthyroidism), your fertility may be affected by:

  • Disruption of the menstrual cycle, making it harder to conceive.
  • Interference with the release of an egg from the ovaries (ovulation)
  • Increased risk of miscarriage
  • Increased risk of premature birth
  • Disrupting the menstrual cycle
  • Causing a reduction in sperm count
  • Increasing the risk of early-term miscarriage
  • Increasing the risk for premature birth

Common symptoms of low thyroid hormone levels include:

Common symptoms of high thyroid hormone levels include:

  • Frequent and heavy menstrual cycles
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Muscle soreness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Weight gain
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Feeling nervous and anxious
  • Palpitations
  • Weight loss

Once diagnosed, thyroid imbalances can be treated but even then it is important to continue to monitor levels of thyroid hormones to ensure that your levels remain optimal.

 

 

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