What's this test for?
By combining a Free-T4 with a TSH a more accurate picture of the state of a persons Thyroid can be measured. If the Pituitary gland detects a drop in the level of Thyroid hormones in the blood it increases the production of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). In a normal person, this causes the Thyroid gland to produce more T4.
If the Thyroid gland is under active (Hypothyroidism) this increase in TSH will have little so the Free T4 will remain low and the TSH will climb higher. Conversely, if the Thyroid gland is overactive (Hyperthyroidism) then the Pituitary will stop producing TSH and the Free-T4 will be high.
ApoE genotyping is sometimes used as part of follow-up testing if high cholesterol and triglyceride concentrations are found, to check if a particular lipid abnormality has been genetically inherited. It is not widely used, but when it is requested, it may be in combination with other tests, such as lipoprotein electrophoresis.
Results are normally available in 1-2 working days after receipt of the sample at our lab. You will receive an email and SMS once your test results are ready to be downloaded from your secure account area, where you can also simply track and manage all your health test results at any time.
We can test for a range of different allergies and health markers, using one of our home-testing kits. In this kit, you'll be able to test:
General indicators of potential thyroid issues
Once you've got your kit, make sure to read all of the enclosed instructions - they'll make sure you easily and safely get the best sample possible.
Time to take your sample. All of our health tests come with the exact tools you need to take a sample in the comfort of your own home.
Put your sample in the prepaid envelope provided and pop it in the post. Now you can sit back and relax - we'll let you know when your results are ready.