Thyroid
Antibodies

£69

This thyroid blood test is used to diagnose an autoimmune thyroid disease in cases where thyroid hormones are outside the normal ranges.

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Key benefits

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Accurate tests
from accredited laboratories

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Easy-to-use
test kits you can do at home

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Confidential results
provided securely online

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Qualified doctors
will interpret your results

Thyroid Antibodies

About this test

It is very common for a thyroid disorder to be caused by an autoimmune disease. This occurs when your body creates antibodies which attack its own cells, in this case thyroid cell proteins thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase, which either destroy the thyroid gland or stimulate it to produce more thyroid hormone. 

Many people with thyroid symptoms have raised thyroid antibodies. Sometimes, however, thyroid antibodies can be elevated before thyroid hormone levels are affected. If thyroid antibodies are detected but thyroid hormone levels are normal you should monitor your hormone levels regularly. If your thyroid function deteriorates later and you become symptomatic treatment can then begin.

Who is this test for?

This test is for individuals who have low or elevated thyroid hormones and wish to establish the cause. 

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Thyroid Function

This test looks for antibodies to thyroglobulin, a protein which is specific to the thyroid gland. Under normal circumstances it does not enter the bloodstream, but if your thyroid is inflamed or under attack from the body's own immune system, then thyroglobulin can be secreted and antibodies detected. 

Raised levels of thyroglobulin antibodies (TGAb) can indicate autoimmune thyroid disease. 

Thyroid peroxidase is an enzyme which is produced in the thyroid gland and is important for converting T4 to the biologically active T3. This test looks for antibodies to thyroid peroxidase (TPOAb) in the blood which indicates that the body's immune system is attacking the thyroid gland and impairing its function. 

Raised levels of thyroid peroxidase antibodies are often found in Hashimoto's disease (underactive thyroid) and can sometimes be detected before any symptoms are reported. 

Raised levels are also found in over half the cases of Graves' disease (overactive thyroid). 

 

Finger-prick blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Thyroid Antibodies finger-prick blood test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.

How to collect a finger-prick blood sample

Postage & packaging

Your Thyroid Antibodies test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Thyroid Antibodies test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with mymedichecks.com

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Thyroid Antibodies test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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