Thyroid Function Test | Genova Europe

Description

Thyroid hormone function has a profound impact on overall health via:

  • Modulation of carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism
  • Vitamin utilization
  • Mitochondrial function
  • Digestive process
  • Muscle and nerve activity
  • Blood flow
  • Oxygen utilization
  • Hormone secretion
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Many other physiological parameters

Symptoms of thyroid hormone imbalances can include:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Coldness
  • Constipation
  • Poor skin
  • Headaches
  • PMS
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Fluid retention
  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety/Panic attacks
  • Decreased memory and concentration
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Low sex drive

What’s Being Tested:

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Total T4
  • Unbound Free T4
  • Unbound Free T3
  • Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibodies
  • Peroxidase Antibodies

 

Fasting: No

Specimen: Blood, Genova Test Kit (Draw Location | How It Works | FAQs)

Turnaround Time: 7-10 Business Days

Important Notes:

  • The test kit is mailed via DHL. Contact us with questions.
  • READ: This test is for European countries only.
  • Drugs that may interfere with test results include glucocorticoids (e.g., prednisone), dopamine, lithium, interferon-alpha, phenobarbital, phenytoin, heparin, clofibrate, carbamazepine, and colestipol. If you have questions, please consult your healthcare practitioner.
  • Arrange to have your blood drawn on Monday – Thursday, for returning to the laboratory for next-day delivery, to arrive by Friday.
  • Complete the requisition form with all patient information requested in red regarding hormones. Be sure it is signed and dated on the date the sample is taken in the box labeled “Final Sample Date/Time.”

Disclaimer

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*Dr Kathleen is not a registered GP in New Zealand and as such does not act as your primary health provider.

Thyroid Function Test | Genova Europe