The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the bottom of the neck. It is a part of the endocrine system, which is responsible for regulating the body’s metabolism by producing hormones. A number of different disorders may arise when the thyroid produces an excessive amount of hormones (hyperthyroidism) or not enough (hypothyroidism).
It is estimated that approximately 1 in 50 people (rising to 1 in 20 for people over 60) have thyroid function problems – most frequently an underactive thyroid gland – and women are more commonly affected. A thyroid test will measure the amount of T4 (Thyroxine) and TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) to assess whether there is a problem with the thyroid. The test is suited to all adults over 18 years old.
*Full price based on purchasing tests individually. Discount applied for purchasing tests as a package. All our tests have been specially designed to be convenient and non-invasive. Once you’ve booked your appointment, full preparation instructions will be provided in your confirmation email or letter. You can continue to eat and drink normally before your appointment, and you’ll also remain fully clothed throughout.