Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Testing
How to check your Thyroid Stimulating Hormone levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Test For?
A Thyroid Stimulating Hormone test is also known as a Thyrotropin or thyrotropic hormone test.
The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone in a fingerprick blood sample.
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is a crucial hormone made in the pituitary gland.
When levels of thyroid hormone in your blood are low, more TSH is made and released from the pituitary gland. Conversely, when thyroid hormone levels are high, the pituitary gland produces lower levels of TSH.
This role in thyroid gland regulation makes a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test ideal for assessing overall thyroid function.
What If Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Test Levels Are High?
High TSH levels are often caused by having an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). It should be evaluated in the context of your other thyroid hormone levels in order to indicate the level of underactivity.
Abnormal thyroid function can have wide range of effects on your body and should be investigated further by a doctor. If required, it is usually treated by taking daily hormone replacement therapy to raise abnormally low levels of natural thyroid hormones in the body.
How To Test Thyroid Stimulating Hormone?
You can check your Thyroid Stimulating Hormone levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit from just £89 using the following test kits: