Thyroid Self Test Kit

Measures levels of TSH in the blood

Original price was: £9.99.Current price is: £7.99. (Ex VAT £6.66)

Noticing unexplained weight variations, persistent fatigue, or mood changes? These might be tied to thyroid disorders. Our Thyroid Test Kit accurately assesses thyroid functionality, identifying conditions like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Early detection is key to effective treatment. Stay informed about your thyroid health to maintain overall wellness.

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The Newfoundland Thyroid Home Self Test Kit is designed to measure the levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in the blood, aiding in the determination of whether these levels are elevated or within the normal range.

Thyroid stimulating hormone, also known as thyrotropin, thyrotrophic hormone, TSH, or hTSH, is a pituitary hormone responsible for stimulating the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine and triiodothyronine. These hormones play a crucial role in regulating the metabolism of nearly every tissue in the body.

Elevated levels of TSH may indicate hypothyroidism, a condition characterized by an underactive thyroid gland that does not produce enough thyroid hormones. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include unexplained weight gain, fatigue, depression, and a decrease in libido.

Knowing high TSH levels can initiate discussions with your GP, enabling the exploration of potential causes for your symptoms. At-home thyroid tests offer a convenient and efficient means of investigating the possibility of an underactive thyroid. You can perform the test in the comfort of your own home and at a time that suits you best.

The Newfoundland Thyroid Home Self Test Kit empowers individuals to take a proactive approach to monitoring their thyroid health. By obtaining quick and reliable results, you can engage in informed discussions with your healthcare provider, leading to appropriate diagnosis, treatment, and management of any thyroid-related conditions.

Gathering and testing your sample

This kit does not need to be performed by a medical professional. However, to maximise your chances of an accurate reading, please follow the instructions carefully.

Before you begin, please be aware that according to the Subclinical Thyroid Disease Consensus Panel, there is “no single level of TSH at which clinical intervention is always either indicated or contraindicated.”

However, the higher the TSH, the more compelling the argument for further tests and, if necessary, treatment. Heightened levels of TSH in the blood is considered the best initial test for hypothyroidism.

  1. First, wash your hands with soap and rinse with clean, warm water.
  2. Allow the test pouch to reach room temperate before opening it.
  3. Open the foil pouch and take out the test cassette. Use the alcohol pad provided to clean the fingertip of either the ring finger or your middle finger. This is from where you will draw your blood sample.
  4. Squeeze the end of the fingertip with your other hand and then prick it with the sterile lancet provided. The lancet pricks automatically when pressed against the skin, and the needle then retracts safely into the device.
  5. Without squeezing the plastic dropper bulb, place it in contact with the blood. The blood will move into the tube on its own. Fill up to the indicated line, massaging your finger if necessary to draw sufficient blood. Avoid air bubbles if possible.
  6. Next, by squeezing the dropper tube, transfer the blood collected in it to the sample well of the test cassette. Make sure it is totally dispensed in the well.
  7. Open the bottle of buffer liquid and squeeze 2 drops into the sample well of the cassette (the same place you have just put the blood sample).
  8. Read the results at 10 minutes. Do not read after 20 minutes.

Our Home Thyroid Test Kit contains everything you need to test your blood for raised levels of TSH. You will see the results in 10 minutes.

Inside the box you will find:

  • 1 x alcohol swab
  • 1 x lancet
  • 1 x dropper bulb
  • 1 x test cassette
  • 1 x tube of diluent buffer solution
  • 1 x set of instructions

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