Thyroid (TSH) Home Test Kit

Contains 1 easy to use home thyroid testing kit

This test will check the level of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone – TSH – in your blood to help detect raised levels of TSH which may indicate an underactive thyroid.

For adults with a healthy lifestyle. TSH screening should be performed especially by women from 35 to 64 years-old, on a yearly basis. Being aware of TSH levels may help you to manage thyroid function through your diet before your thyroid starts to underperform. Raised TSH levels are linked to an increased risk of underactive thyroid. In many cases this can be corrected by increasing the amount of iodine in your diet, for example by taking a supplement such as Napiers Seagreens Organic Kelp capsules, and trying to reduce stress in your life. However, a persistently raised reading should be investigated by your doctor and further (T3/T4) tests.

Contents

1 sealed aluminum pouch containing: 1 device for the test, 1 pipette and a desiccant bag, 1 dropper vial containing 1 ml of diluent, 1 painless sterile lancet for blood sampling, instructions for use.

This test is 99% reliable.

Napiers home test kits are made for us by Prima Labs in Switzerland and comply fully with all EU regulations.

Directions

Full instructions are supplied with the kit.

In brief, a sterilised lancet is supplied which quickly and painlessly pricks your finger to obtain a drop of blood. The drop of blood is placed via the supplied pipette onto a special test panel. After 10 minutes a line will appear on the test panel to give you your result.

More Info

WHY SHOULD I PERFORM THE TEST? The TSH level in blood gives an indication of the physiological condition of the thyroid. TSH, which is secreted by pituitary, regulates and controls the activity of the thyroid gland. Therefore, a raised TSH level indicates an underactive thyroid and this is the principle on which the Thyroid Test is based for the detection of the hypothyroidism condition. Checking the normality of the TSH value is a very good tool for verifying thyroid health status and eventually taking the required preventive actions. In case of cancer, early detection and prevention can be life saving.

HOW DOES IT WORK? The test is based on an immunochromatographic reaction correlated to the reference laboratory test. The cut-off is calibrated at 5 µIU/mL according to the international standard.

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