Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

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This private blood test for TSH is an entry level test for Thyroid function, this test will measure the amount for TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) in the blood.

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Do you have symptoms of feeling cold, dry skin, struggling to lose weight, which may be caused by an underactive thyroid. Or maybe you have symptoms such as feeling hot and struggling to lose weight? If so, this blood test will help you identify underactive or overactive thyroid state, which may be causing some of the symptoms listed. It is also ideal for monitoring the effectiveness of thyroxine replacement therapy.

The TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is a hormone manufactured in the pituitary gland (found in the brain). Its 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.

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 is 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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