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Thyroid Blood Test

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Do you feel less energetic lately? Gain insight into your thyroid levels without visiting a doctor. This home thyroid test allows you to test yourself for key thyroid hormones that can indicate the presence of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.

Test mode: Finger prick test

What do we test for?

Free Thyroxine (FT4) Free Triiodothyronine (FT3) Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Results within 24 hours after arrival at the lab
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  • Easy to use from home
  • Professional analysis in a medically certified laboratory
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About the Test
What's in the test?
Symptoms
Summary of Biomarkers

About the Test

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What is a Thyroid Test?

This home thyroid test measures the free T3, T4, and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in your blood. The test method involves a finger prick that you can easily take from home. Your sample will then be examined by a certified laboratory and you will receive the results within a matter of days. It couldn’t be easier!

What will the Homed-IQ Thyroid Blood Test tell you? 

Homed-IQ’s Home Thyroid Test measures TSH, free T4 and free T3 from a small blood sample taken with an at-home sample collection kit. The sample is then sent to the laboratory for analysis.

TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) controls thyroid function in its production of active thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. Together, T3 and T4 control the rate at which your body uses energy. By measuring your levels of each, you can understand if you may be experiencing thyroid dysfunction, such as hypo- or hyper-thyroidism.

Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, occurs when your thyroid gland does not produce enough T3 and T4. TSH may also be high. Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, occurs when the thyroid gland produces more T3 and T4 than what your

body needs. TSH may also be low.

Your test result will clearly indicate how your thyroid is working by investigating FT3, FT4, and TSH levels. Homed-IQ’s Home Thyroid Test is a convenient way to determine whether you may have a thyroid condition and will give you an indication of whether follow-up care is needed with your GP. To learn more about thyroid, take a look at our article “What are normal thyroid levels?“.

What's in the test?

What’s in the test?

Homed-IQ’s Thyroid Blood Test comes with everything you need to take a blood sample from home. Simply activate your test and follow the instructions included in your test kit to take the sample, then mail it to our laboratory using the included shipping label. Test results will be available within days..

Your test kit contains the following items:

  • 3 x lancets
  • 1x blood collection tubes (1x Serum tube, 1x EDTA tube)
  • 2x alcohol wipes
  • 2x band aids
  • 2x alcohol-free disinfecting wipes
  • 1x return envelope
  • 1x protective bag with absorbent material

How does a blood test for hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism work?

This test involves taking a small blood sample by pricking your finger, and then mailing the sample using prepaid shipping materials  to the laboratory for analysis. This blood test can detect both hypo- and hyper-thyroidism.

Symptoms

What are the most common signs of hypothyroidism?

If your thyroid is under active, you may experience ongoing symptoms, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight Gain
  • Puffy Face
  • Dry Skin
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Thinning Hair
  • Slowed Heart Rate
  • Depression
  • Enlarged Thyroid Gland (goiter)
  • Heavy or irregular periods
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Constipation

What are the most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism?

If your thyroid is overactive, you may experience symptoms like:

  • Rapid or irregular heart rate
  • Increased appetite
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Sweating
  • Tremors
  • Nervousness, anxiety, or irritability
  • Increased sensitivity to heat
  • Enlarged Thyroid Gland (goiter)
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in menstrual patterns

Summary of Biomarkers

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is produced in the pituitary gland in the brain. TSH regulates the production of hormones T3 and T4 by the thyroid gland. Either too much or too little TSH can indicate problems with the thyroid, such as hyper or hypothyroidism.

Free Triiodothyronine (FT3)

The thyroid is a small gland that is located at the base of the front of your neck. The thyroid produces and stores two hormones- Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). Most T3 and T4 circulates in the blood bound to protein, and therefore can be affected by protein levels and protein binding ability. Free T3 (FT3) is T3 that is not bound to protein and immediately available for use by the body. FT3 regulates the body’s metabolic rate, including the rate at which calories are burned, body temperature, the speed at which food moves through the digestive tract, and heart rate. It also helps maintain brain function and muscle control. T3 is also produced in other body tissues through the conversion of FT4 to FT3.

Free Thyroxine (FT4)

Free Thyroxine (T4) is the second hormone produced by the thyroid gland. Production of this hormone is regulated by the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland in the brain. Free T4 (FT4) is the biologically available form of T4 that is unbound to protein. Thyroid hormones affect all organs of the body and either too much or too little T4 can cause unpleasant symptoms and poor overall health. Therefore, it is important to identify abnormal levels of thyroid hormones so appropriate treatment can be initiated.

How does it work?

Order your test
After you have placed the order, your test kit will be delivered within a few days in discreet packaging.
Activate and take your sample
After the online activation of the test kit, you can collect the test sample and return it to the lab for analysis.
Receive your test result
A certified laboratory will analyze your test and share it with our medical team, after which you receive the results in your account.

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Frequently asked questions

What are thyroid nodules?

Thyroid nodules are abnormal growths of thyroid cells on the thyroid gland. Thyroid nodules often cause no symptoms and are most often benign. In rare cases, thyroid nodules can be cancerous. There may be no indication you have thyroid nodules unless they become large enough to be seen or felt. In some cases, thyroid nodules may produce excess levels of thyroxine (T4). Excess T4 can cause symptoms of hyperthyroidism, which can be detected with a thyroid blood test.

If you suspect you have thyroid nodules, contact your GP for an examination.

How accurate is this Thyroid Blood Test?

At-home blood testing is a safe, reliable way to complete a wide range of diagnostic and preventative health screening tests without needing to leave your home. All blood tests sold by Homed-IQ are just as effective as the tests you’d do in-person at your physician, medical clinic, laboratory or hospital. This means they have been scientifically validated to perform as well as an in-office test. All our at-home test kits come complete with everything you need to collect your sample, including a comprehensive step-by-step guide to ensure your sample is collected correctly.

Is there treatment for hyper- and hypothyroidism?

Yes, both hyper and hypothyroidism are treatable. Hyperthyroidism is generally treated with anti-thyroid medications or radioactive iodine, which causes the thyroid to shrink. In certain cases, the thyroid is also removed. However, this requires the individual to take synthetic hormones for the rest of their life to maintain normal hormone levels.

Hypothyroidism is treated with daily use of synthetic thyroid hormones, which restores adequate hormone levels and reverses symptoms.

What causes hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid produces too much of thyroid hormones T3 and T4. This can be caused by different conditions, such as:

  • Autoimmune conditions such as Grave’s Disease and Plummer’s Disease
  • Inflammation of the thyroid gland (Thyroiditis)
  • Hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules
  • Too much iodine in the body
  • A noncancerous tumor of the pituitary gland
What causes hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid does not produce enough hormones T3 and T4. This can be caused by different conditions, such as:

  • Autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Certain medications
  • Radiation therapy in the head or neck area
  • Iodine deficiency
  • Disorders of the pituitary gland
  • Congenital conditions
Why should I order a thyroid self test through Homed-IQ?

This at home test screens for the most important thyroid biomarkers and can tell you if your thyroid is not functioning correctly. Homed-IQ’s Thyroid Test requires only a few drops of blood as a sample and can be collected easily from the comfort of your home. After getting your online test results, you can easily see and understand your levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free T3 and T4.

Who should take a thyroid self test?

Although anyone can develop thyroid issues, you’re at an increased risk if you:

  • Are a woman (up to 8 to 10 times more likely than men to have thyroid disorders)
  • Are older than 50 years old
  • Have been pregnant within the past 6 months
  • Have a family history of thyroid disease
  • Have an autoimmune disease, such as type 1 diabetes or celiac disease
  • Are a smoker
  • Have been exposed to radiation therapy, especially around the neck
  • Have been treated with radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medications

Homed-IQ’s Thyroid Test is quick, convenient, and allows you to check the levels of the 3 primary thyroid hormones from home. Results are available within a matter of days!