Home test for underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
Check for low thyroid function in just 10 minutes with our accurate, easy to use home test!
ThyroScreen™ is a home kit for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) in adults.This thyroid test identifies raised levels of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), which controls the amount of the hormone thyroxine produced by the thyroid gland. When thyroxine levels are too low the level of TSH increases. A raised TSH level therefore indicates an underactive thyroid and is regarded as the most important and sensitive test for hypothyroidism.
The ThyroScreen™ test is very easy to perform and takes just 10 minutes. A small finger-prick blood sample is taken with a sterile lancet provided in the kit. The blood sample is transferred to the ThyroScreen™ test cassette using a micro-pipette provided and after the addition of six drops of buffer solution the result is shown in 10 minutes. A positive result is given if your TSH concentration is above the normal range (≥ 5 µIU/ml).
Personal Diagnostics is collaborating with the British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) in providing a patient information leaflet about hypothyroidism from the BTF with each pack of ThyroScreen™ sold in the UK. The British Thyroid Foundation is a leading charity dedicated to supporting people with thyroid disorders. For further information please visit their website using the link opposite