Prima Home Test Thyroid TSH Testkit – 1 Test
Checks potential thyroid dysfunctions controlling the TSH levels in blood
WHAT IS THYROID-TSH TEST FOR?
Thyroid-TSH Test verifies TSH levels in blood (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), in order to highlight an alteration in the proper thyroid function. Checking the level of TSH value is a useful tool to check a potential hypothyroidism status.
WHAT IS THYROID?
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland, located in the front of the neck, which produces hormones that play a fundamental role in the development of different systems and in the metabolism control. The task of the TSH is to stimulate the thyroid function: an increase of its concentration in blood could indicate a reduction in thyroid activity, which can lead to a possible condition of hypothyroidism. This term indicates a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough TSH hormone. There can be a number of causes including autoimmune disease, treatment for hyperthyroidism, radiation therapy, thyroid surgery and certain medications. Symptoms associated with underactive thyroid are elevated cholesterol, weight gain, brittle hair, infertility, muscle fatigue, osteoporosis, lupus, dry skin, poor memory or concentration, depression, excessive cold perception, persistent constipation and, in women, irregularities in menstrual cycles.
WHO DOES USE THE THYROID-TSH TEST?
The Thyroid-TSH Test is recommended for all those who suffer from the above symptoms. Thyroid disorders are one of the most widespread medical conditions in the world. Women, especially older than 60, are more likely to have hypothyroidism.
HOW DOES THE THYROID-TSH TEST WORK?
Thyroid-TSH Test is an immunochromatographic assay which, thanks to specific antibodies, detects the protein TSH in blood sample, showing a lower or higher level than 5 μIU / mL, according to the international guide line. Checking the levels of hormone TSH in blood is an excellent tool to verify the presence of physiological thyroid alteration, chronic or temporary. Results in just 10 minutes.
WHEN SHOULD I DO THE THYROID-TSH TEST?
TSH screening should be performed in case of the above mentioned symptoms or family history of hypothyroidism. In particular, it is advisable to check the correct thyroid functioning during pregnancy, because its alteration could cause disorders in the correct development of foetus.
Instructions for use
2 sterile lancets for self-puncture and blood sampling
1 antiseptic cleaning gauze
1 dropper vial containing the diluent for the Test
1 plastic pipette for blood sampling
1 sealed aluminum bag containing:
1 Test device
1 desiccant sachet