Thyroid hormones are essential and primary regulators of the body’s metabolism. Imbalances can affect virtually every metabolic process in the body, exerting significant effects on mood and energy level. Thyroid function has a profound impact on overall health via:

• Modulation of carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism

• Vitamin utilisation

• Mitochondrial function

• Digestive process

• Muscle and nerve activity

• Blood flow

• Oxygen utilisation

• Hormone secretion

• Sexual and reproductive health

• Many other physiological parameters

Thyroid imbalances may elicit fatigue, depression, coldness, constipation, poor skin, headaches, PMS, dysmenorrhea, fluid retention, weight gain, anxiety/panic attacks, decreased memory and concentration, muscle and joint pain, and low sex drive.

We offer two tests for Thyroid testing there are:

1. Total  Thyroid Screen

Thyroid Testing The Total Thyroid Screen reveals imbalances that often go undetected with more limited assessments.

Testing measures:

• Unbound levels of T4 and T3 which reflect the bioactive portion of thyroid hormone. This assessment can identify not only overt hyper-and hypothyroidism, but subtle sub-clinical manifestations of thyroid dysfunction.

• Reverse T3 (optional add-on), levels of which can increase when peripheral conversion of T4 to active T3 is impaired. Peripheral thyroid imbalances may arise from nutrient shortages, heavy metal exposure, adrenal stress, enzyme deficiencies, and other chronic illness.

• Thyroid antibody levels, which help gauge autoimmune response and may reflect metabolic irregularities and hypothyroidism even when TSH and T4 levels appear normal. Thyroid antibody levels may rise in response to trauma, dysbiosis, inflammation (including thyroiditis) or progressive thyroid degeneration. Ensuring healthy thyroid function is clinically essential.

Optimal thyroid function may help safeguard against the pathogenesis of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and depression. Thyroid hormones also play central metabolic roles in healthy sexual and reproductive function in both women and men. Because they are essential for IGF-1 production, thyroid hormones significantly affect lipid metabolism.

This test analyses serum levels of TSH, total T4, free T4, free T3, anti-TG antibodies, and anti-TPO antibodies to assess central and peripheral thyroid function, as well as thyroid auto-immunity.

Test Type: Serum Test – 10ml

Cost: £175.00 (includes Blood draw from local Phlebotomist at Vaccinations UK, Hitchin clinic)

Turn around Time: 20 days max (Blood draw appointments allow up to 10 days advance booking plus 10 days turnaround for lab results)

2. Thyroid Plus

This test is a more cost effective way of combining the Total Thyroid Screen with Reverse T3 to give the full picture of thyroid health status. Thyroid imbalances have far reaching effects and elicit fatigue, depression, coldness, constipation, poor skin, headaches, PMS, dysmenorrhea, fluid retention, weight gain, anxiety/panic attacks, decreased memory and concentration, muscle and joint pain, and a low sex drive.

Test Type: Serum Test 10ml

Cost £135.00  (includes Blood draw from local Phlebotomist at Vaccinations UK, Hitchin clinic)

Turn around time: 20 days max (Blood draw appointments allow up to 10 days advance booking plus 10 days turnaround for lab results)

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Call our office on 01462 431112 for a free 20 minute Nutritional Therapy telephone consultation to ascertain if we can help you with your symptoms today.