Reverse T3

VIP blood tests - not DIY blood tests
16 Turnaround Time
Attend Private Hospital
Accredited Laboratories
GP Referral Included
Doctors Interpretation of your Results
Results sent via Email
There is controversy about the role of reverse T3 in thyroid illness. Conventional endocrinologists (hormone specialists) generally believe that knowledge of the level of this substance does not influence thyroid treatment decisions. The alternative view however is that reverse T3 is effectively 'antithyroid' - 'standard' T3 is the active thyroid hormone that stimulates the body's energy system (metabolism).

Reverse T3 is a mirror image - it goes into cells, and instead of controlling metabolic processes it blocks the effect of T3. In this model, reverse T3 is effectively a hibernation hormone - in times of stress and chronic illness it lowers energy release from the cells - so normal thyroid levels with high reverse T3 may still result in hypothyroidism.

This private blood test for Reverse T3 is available at over thirty Spire locations that we refer our patients to across the UK

Included in every pathology request for Reverse T3 are a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.

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