The thyroid function test is a blood test which checks the level of the hormones made by your thyroid gland and the levels of a hormone (TSH thyroid stimulating hormone) made by the pituitary gland in your brain. These two hormones finely balance the right amount of thyroxine production in the thyroid gland to maintain healthy bodily functions.
At Walk in Clinic, we provide thyroid function tests with same-day results in London. We offer accurate, convenient and quick tests at an affordable rate.
The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland at the front of your neck below the voice box. It releases hormones that get produced into your stream. These hormones will regulate metabolism of your body and help keep bodily functions such as – breathing, heartbeat, digestion, body weight, cholesterol levels, menstrual cycle and temperature working normally.
The thyroid gland in your endocrine system produces and secretes hormones into the blood.
The production of these hormones is generally triggered due to the release of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone or (TSH) from the pituitary gland in your brain.
The thyroid gland can be overactive – resulting in hyperthyroidism or underactive – resulting in hypothyroidism.
These conditions usually have different physical manifestations.
If the thyroid hormone levels in your blood are unusual, then prescription medication might be needed for this imbalance. The treatment may be effective in balancing thyroid hormones that can cause significant improvement in overall well-being.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, or you have a medical history of thyroid disorders, then schedule an appointment with your private GP and get a thyroid blood test done.
The symptoms of hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid are the following:
The symptoms of hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid include:
TSH Blood Test
Triiodothyronine (T3) Test
Thyroxine (T4) Test
Many people suffer from a thyroid disorder and a thyroid function test including, T3 and T4 test is a quick and an accurate way to detect if you have a thyroid imbalance.
With accurate and relevant blood testing, you will have the information needed to be able to take necessary steps or assessing the problem and alleviating the symptoms that usually occur with it.
Walk In and Self Request blood tests for more than 1000 conditions. If you need to get in touch with a private GP about TFT blood test or any other reason, book an appointment at our walk-in clinic today!