Thyroid hormones regulate the speed with which the cells work ‐ everything from how fast the heart beats to how quickly the intestines process food. Understanding how these markers are produced and how they function is critical to understanding the importance of a healthy thyroid.This at-home blood test provides insights about thyroid function by measuring key hormone levels. Results include a personalized health plan.
You might want to do this test if you:
- Are an adult age 40+
- Feel sluggish and fatigued
- Have difficulty losing weight
- Feel cold often
A hormone produced in the brain that tells the thyroid gland to make T3 and T4. Measurement of TSH is the foundation for assessing thyroid function.
One of the two major hormones made by the thyroid gland. It regulates metabolism, body temperature, weight, energy, and heart health.
T4 is the hormone made in the greatest quantity by the thyroid gland. It can also be converted to T3. It has the same actions as T3, but it’s not as strong.
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO Abs) are antibodies made by the immune system that suppress thyroid function.