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.
Is this blood test right for you?
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.
Test Name: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
GP Referral: GP Referral is included
Target Turn Around Time in working days: 3
Test Inclusions: analysis for this analyte only.
Fasting Required: Fasting not required
Sample Required: 1 x Gold
Laboratory Notes: 0.27 -4.20
How do you get a Blood Test?
Order Online. Select your required blood test from our test menu or call us on 0800 999 1110.Arrange your sample collection appointment/blood draw.(ensure you have checked if you need to fast before attending your blood draw)Wait for your blood test results, once they’re ready we will send them to you via email within the turnaround time stated on the website.
Do I need a Doctors referral to use this service?
No you do not require a Doctor’s Referral, we provide one when you have placed an order. This is free of charge, and a consultation is not required unless stated on certain tests.
How soon will I get my results?
The turnaround time is a guide only, and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules. Most results are provided within the time frame provided, but there may be technical difficulties, or the results may need to be re-run to check accuracy, or our Doctor may be held up passing comment. We can easily give you a status report, so please do email us or phone us to chase results, not the Laboratory itself.