Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Testing Service is perfect for helping you identify and monitor an underactive or overactive thyroid condition. This test is easy to use and convenient that can be self-collected at home. After collection, just send your specimen to the laboratory using the provided prepaid label and your results will be available shortly.
The Thyroid Home Blood Test measures the level of TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) in the blood. This test will help you and your healthcare provider identify and/or monitor an underactive or overactive thyroid condition. Symptoms of a possible thyroid condition include: unexplained weight gain, fatigue, dry skin, heart palpitations, sensitivity to heat or cold, inability to lose weight, depression, hair loss and insomnia.
The Thyroid Hormone test is ideal for evaluating thyroid function and/or symptoms of an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).
You can see a sample result report here.
The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test Kit includes:
- Return Postage to the Lab
- Test Analysis by a CLIA-Certified Laboratory
According to the Harvard Medical School, at least 13 million Americans suffer from thyroid disorders, and in more than 80% of cases, the problem is an underactive thyroid gland — hypothyroidism. The condition is more common in women, and the rate rises with age, reaching 20% in women over 65.
Note to NY Residents: due to NY State restrictions, this kit may not be sold to NY State Residents.
How Does TSH Test Work?
The specimen collection process is quick, easy and virtually painless. Using the special finger lancet, which is included in the Blood Collection Kit, a couple of drops of blood are taken from a nick of a finger and deposited into a special collection device called a Blood Transport System (BTS). The BTS is then sent to a CLIA Certified Laboratory for analysis. The kit tests your blood sample to see how much TSH is present and then mails the results back to you in an easy-to-read, understandable report.
Since the TSH test produces a numerical result rather than a simple "yes" or "no" answer, both testing approval and professional review of test results is required by a licensed health care professional.
Please note that we strongly suggest that you visit your personal doctor with your results. The report is a complimentary service and is not intended to provide health advice.