Thyroid hormone imbalance affects 1-in-20 Americans. Any imbalance can cause fatigue, low energy, weight gain, anxiety, and lack of sleep.
This Comprehensive At-Home Thyroid Test takes a few drops of blood with finger prick to assess the risk of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. It measures TSH, free-T3, free-T4, and TPO antibodies. It also includes reverse T3, to thoroughly assess your thyroid health.
Our Home At-Home Thyroid Test is easy, fast, reliable, and requires just a few steps:
Receive The Kit And Collect Sample At Home.
Ship It Back For FREE To Our World-Class CLIA Labs (US only).
Receive Secure, Confidential, & Easy-To-Understand Report Within Days For Your Comprehensive At-Home Thyroid Test.
The thyroid gland in our throat releases two key hormones: fT3 and fT4 (also called free tri-iodo-thyronine and thyroxine). A healthy gland with balanced fT3 and fT4 levels are critical for normal metabolism, cardiovascular health, and proper development. The thyroid gland also maintains our body temperature, psychological well-being, appetite, energy levels, and sex drive.
Using a thyroid blood test at home to test your fT3 and fT4 levels is crucial to receiving proper treatment for thyroid problems and getting your life back on track.
An underactive thyroid gland (a condition called hypothyroidism) slows down metabolism in the absence of thyroid hormones. This can result in weight gain, loss of appetite, fatigue, and symptoms of premature aging. The slow metabolism interferes with body's temperature regulation and increases sensitivity to cold.
Symptoms of hypo-thyroid-ism include dry skin from thinning of veins, constipation, and abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding. In severe cases, the thyroid hormone deficiency causes enlargement of the gland in throat (called goiter), a common sign of iodine deficiency in developing countries.
However, a hyperactive thyroid gland (a condition called hyper-thyroid-ism) speeds up the metabolism resulting in an increased appetite and unexpected weight loss.
An overworking gland releases excess thyroid hormones which causes anxiety, nervousness, and difficulty in sleeping. This results in high sensitivity to heat and in rare cases, chest pains and palpitations.
The symptoms of elevated thyroid hormone levels are almost entirely opposite to low levels, except both cases cause fatigue due to slow or overworking metabolism.
A comprehensive list of symptoms of thyroid disorder is available here: All About Thyroid.
Thyroid disorder is fairly common and risk factors include age, race, gender, geography, and pregnancy.
Read our detailed reports on:
How thyroid disorder affects everyone: Thyroid and You
How thyroid affects pregnancy and newborns: Thyroid and Pregnancy
What is the role of iodine in thyroid: Thyroid and Iodine
If you suspect irregular thyroid levels are the cause of your symptoms, a thyroid testing kit can confirm or deny your suspicions. No need to visit the doctor or a lab—with an at-home thyroid test, you can test your levels without stepping out your front door. Use our thyroid at-home test kit to test for hyper- and hypothyroidism. The testing process is easy: order an at-home thyroid test online, collect a few drops of blood on a tissue paper (using a finger prick), send your sample to our CLIA-certified labs, and find out your thyroid hormone levels in few days.
Read All About Thyroid hormones for causes of low or high thyroid hormone levels, symptoms of thyroid hormone deficiency, reasons to get thyroid hormone levels tested, available options for thyroid hormone testing, and what's required to check thyroid levels at home. Our blog pages provide information about ordering a thyroid test at home, what is a standard thyroid tests tsh, the t4 medical test for thyroid, tsh test for thyroid, and thyroid antibody test.
Stay up-to-date on the latest news and research by following the American Thyroid Association.
A: Except New York snf New Jersey our tests are available in all 48 states. State regulations in NY, NJ do not allow us to ship the tests to their residents.
A: Our thyroid gland test kit contains a blood card to collect few droplets of blood, a pair of lancets for finger-pricking, instructions on how to collect the sample, and a form requesting basic information including date and time of collection. The directions are straight forward and easy to follow.
A: You will receive the kit within 3-5 business days with a prepaid return envelope. After you ship the sample and it is received by our lab, you will receive the results within 5 business days.
A: The results of thyroid symptoms test will be easy to understand. The report will mark your levels on a healthy range for your age and life style. The report will also specify what are the expected low and high ranges for each marker. It will briefly discuss what your numbers mean and what next steps should be taken to maintain healthy thyroid hormone levels.
A: You can use HSA (or FSA/MSA/HRA) accounts to pay for the tests since these are prescription tests (for further confirmation, please check the IRS publication#969). However, please ensure you are not going outside your specified max and min deductible limits. We do not have the capability to process the insurance claims. Insurance plans vary for individuals, therefore we can not guarantee your HSA payment will always be processed by your plan. Please talk to your insurance provider if you have any further concerns.
A: We have partnered with CLIA-certified labs that are used by physicians across the US. These labs are regulated by the states, as well as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Many tests from these labs are FDA approved to ensure they meet the proper regulatory requirements. Additionally, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) requires inter-laboratory tests to ensure the ranges established by each lab do not drift or are not out of acceptable ranges. This is done by regularly testing reference samples between different labs. Finally, the labs regularly carry out thousands of thyroid hormone tests for different age groups and health conditions, and have well established reference data to compare your results against this large pool.
A: Unfortunately, we can't. As a lab test provider we can only test and report out data from your samples. We are not authorized to provide any medical recommendations. After the results of the blood test for thyroid are available, we strongly encourage you to take the report and discuss the results with your doctor for next steps.
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