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Thyroid abnormalities has become a quiet epidemic worldwide. The thyroid has just one job, however, it is one of the most important jobs for the body to function properly. The thyroid makes hormones that regulate the energy level, growth, and reproduction of every cell of your body. That means your brain, heart, lungs, liver, skin, tissues and other body parts depend on your thyroid to stay “powered up” and active, and to remain healthy by generating new cells to replace old ones.
The thyroid profile extensive is a hormone blood test designed to provide a comprehensive analysis of thyroid hormone metabolism. It includes central thyroid gland regulation and activity, thyroid production and secretion, peripheral thyroid conversion, and thyroid autoimmunity. The Extensive thyroid panel allows the practitioner to pinpoint common imbalances that may be causing chronic illnesses. The comprehensive panel measures levels of TSH, free T4, free T3, reverse T3, anti-TG antibodies, and anti-TPO antibodies to assess central and peripheral thyroid function, as well as thyroid auto-immunity.
What we test for:
- Free T4
- Free T3
- Reverse T3
- Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) antibodies
- Anti-Thyroglobulin (ATG) antibodies
- TSH Receptor antibodies
How To Take The Thyroid Profile Extensive Test
The Thyroid Profile Extensive Test can be done right near your home or office. Simply purchase the test right on this page and the following test kit will be sent in the mail, the test kit includes:
- An authorized blood specimen order form that you take to your local accredited pathology for collection of your blood (Find a pathology near you here).
- A blood specimen test kit for the pathology to use to collect your blood sample
- Complete instructions for taking the test for you and the pathology
- Note, pathology will charge approximately $33.00 to take your sample
Test results are sent to one of our professional health practitioners within 7 – 10 business days for evaluation. Our practitioners contact you with the results and recommendations on any findings via email, mail or phone.
Symptoms of Thyroid Dysfunction
Hypothyroidism (Under active thyroid)
Skin and hair dryness, hair loss
Irregular/heavy menstrual periods
Depressed ovarian function, infertility
Hyperthyroidism (Over active thyroid)
Anxiety and restlessness
Irregular menstrual periods
Depressed ovarian function
About the thyroid
Thyroid hormones are well known for their role in basal metabolic rate; however, they affect development and growth. The thyroid hormones interact with receptors found in the nucleus of every cell of the body and this interaction leads to the turning on and off of many genes and ultimately to the modification of many bodily functions. Therefore, it is understandable that abnormalities in the level of thyroid hormones can lead to a diverse array of symptoms involving the heart, brain, skin and reproductive systems.
Have any questions about this test? Ask one of our qualified health practitioners here.