The TSH level in blood gives an indication of the physiological condition of the thyroid. TSH, which is secreted by the pituitary gland, regulates and controls the activity of the thyroid gland. Therefore, a raised TSH level indicates an under active thyroid and this is the principle on which the Thyroid Test is based for the detection of the condition hypothyroidism (symptoms may include feeling tired, depressed or cold regularly, weight gain, dry skin, brittle hair, enduring constipation or menstrual cycle irregularities in women).
\r\nChecking 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.
\r\nCheck the level of the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone – TSH – in blood to verify a thyroid physiological alteration.
\r\nThe TSH screening should be performed yearly by women from 35 to 64 years-old with healthy lifestyle.
\r\nHOW DOES IT WORK?
\r\nThe 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.
\r\n1 sealed aluminum pouch containing: 1 test device, 1 pipette for blood sampling
\r\n1 dropper bottle of 1mL of diluent
\r\n1 sterile lancet
\r\n1 instruction for use