Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

Spire Private Hospital

This confidential blood assay for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone is offered at more than thirty two Spire hospitals across England, Scotland and Wales.

Included in each test for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone are a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.

The TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is a hormone manufactured in the pituitary gland (found in the brain). It s role is to stimulate thyroxine production in the thyroid gland (found in the neck). A high level within a health screening is associated with an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) and a low level is found if the thyroid gland is over-active (hyperthyroidism). Changes in the TSH level alone can indicate underlying thyroid problems even if the thyroxine levels are normal.