Thyroid Tests 

Thyroid stimulating hormone (also known as thyrotropin, thyrotropic hormone, TSH, or hTSH for human TSH) is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine (T4 ), and then triiodothyronine (T3 ) which stimulates the metabolism of almost every tissue in the body.  

It is a glycoprotein hormone synthesised and secreted by thyrotropic cells in the anterior pituitary gland, which regulates the endocrine function of the thyroid.  

 TSH (with a half-life of about an hour) stimulates the thyroid gland to secrete the hormone thyroxine (T4), which has only a slight effect on metabolism. T4 is converted to triiodothyronine (T3), which is the active hormone that stimulates metabolism. About 80% of this conversion is in the liver and other organs, and 20% in the thyroid itself. Testing of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in the blood is considered the best initial test for hypothyroidism. 

The Thyroid TSH Rapid Test is a simple test that utilises a combination of monoclonal antibodies to selectively detect elevated levels of TSH in whole blood.  

Please ensure that you read the instructions for use before taking this test  

£29.99

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Aftercare 

if you have tested positive you must contact your GP for further advice and for further confirmatory blood tests. Please try not to be alarmed, false positives and false negatives can be common. If you are testing negative but remain symptomatic you must contact your GP for further investigation.  

Below are links to symptoms which could indicate a thyroid problem: 

Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)  

Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)  

In-Clinic

Belfast Test Centre

7 Lower Crescent Belfast Co Antrim BT7 1NR

Liverpool Rodney Street

57 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 9AT

Bank Test Centre

32 Cornhill, London EC3V 3SG, UK

Manchester Test Centre

Unit 3, Empress Business Centre Chester Rd M16 9EA

Wirral Test Centre

Skinplicity, 9 Church Road, Bebington, CH63 7PG​.

Manchester Test Centre

Unit 3, Empress Business Centre Chester Rd M16 9EA

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