Complete Thyroid Panel
This test is a blood panel used to determine thyroid function and can give more information to the diagnosis of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
SYMPTOMS OF THYROID DYSFUNCTION:
- Hair Loss
- Cold Body Temperature
- Weight Gain or Loss
START TODAY! WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Free T3 (Free Triiodothyronine) – the more potent and biologically active thyroid hormone, T3 regulates growth and metabolism throughout the whole body.
Free T4 (Free Thyroxine) – considered a precursor hormone, T4 is converted to T3 as required by cells throughout the body; levels of T4 are generally much higher than T3.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) – produced by the pituitary gland, TSH tells the thyroid gland to increase or decrease production of T4 or conversion to T3 depending on the amounts circulating in the bloodstream via an efficient feedback system.
Anti-TG (Antibodies to Thyroglobulin) – a precursor to T4. If Anti-TG are present in significant amounts, this suggests an abnormal immune response against your own body, also called autoimmunity.
Anti-TPO (Antibodies to Thyroperoxidase) – is an enzyme that initiates the synthesis of T4. Antibodies to TPO indicate autoimmunity where the body is attacking normal proteins in the blood (in this case, TPO). People with anti-TPO have a higher chance of developing hypothyroidism that those who do not have antibodies to TPO.
This purchase includes the lab kit and results along with a customized email interpretation including highlights, clinical considerations, and supplement suggestions by a registered dietitian trained in functional medicine to implement a plan on your own or with your practitioner. This package does not make you an active patient at Naturally Nourished clinic.
This test uses 5 key indicators to give a clear picture of thyroid function rather than solely relying on TSH and T4 levels which can often appear “normal” even when the thyroid gland is under or over functioning. This also assesses for inflammatory and autoimmune response of the thyroid gland, which is often not assessed by the typical thyroid screen and can be resolved through an autoimmune anti-inflammatory protocol.
This panel is good for those with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, being treated or taking medication for thyroid, with family history of thyroid conditions or currently experiencing symptoms above as well as changes in weight.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune inflammatory condition often overlooked in the medical field. This comprehensive panel assesses inflammation to the gland including 2 autoimmune markers as well as the efficacy of binding and function of the gland to assess medical interventions such as medication dosage and alternative therapies.
What happens next?
Once you purchase your lab, please be on the lookout for a follow-up email from Brady. He will need the name and date of birth of the person who is running the lab in order to drop ship your kit. To accelerate the process, you can email this information directly to firstname.lastname@example.org upon purchase.
Brady will provide information on locating a draw site for any blood draws or further instructions for collection and shipping of stool, saliva, and urine specimen kits. You will also get a brief form to fill out to provide information on goals of running this lab, current diagnosis or symptoms, supplements and medications, and diet recall. Please fill this out so that we can customize your lab review as much as possible.
Your lab will likely take 2-3 weeks to process once received by the lab. You will get a direct email from Ali or Becki that includes your results, a brief interpretation, and direct supplement recommendations.
Complete Thyroid Panel