HOME TEST KIT

Thyroid Home Test

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Comprehensive Thyroid Tests

Looking for fast health insights without the hassle of appointments? Webdoctor.ie’s range of health tests will provide you with quick and confidential results.

Individual Test Kit

Combined Test Kit Options

Thyroid Test

€75

Thyroid Home Test Kit can help detect and monitor thyroid conditions.

Thyroid & Cholesterol Test

€110

Conduct a deeper check on your health & order a Thyroid test as well as a Cholesterol Test together.

Thyroid, Cholesterol & Kidney Test

€125

Take a more comprehensive look at your health with a Thyroid, Cholesterol & Kidney test kit.

Individual Test Kit

Thyroid Test

€75

Thyroid Home Test Kit can help detect and monitor thyroid conditions.

Combined Test Kit Options

Thyroid & Cholesterol Test

€110

Conduct a deeper check on your health & order a Thyroid test as well as a Cholesterol Test together.

Thyroid, Cholesterol & Kidney Test

€125

Take a more comprehensive look at your health with a Thyroid, Cholesterol & Kidney test kit.

How It Works

Using a smartphone, tablet or laptop you can order a Home Test Kit in a matter of minutes. Simply fill out a brief questionnaire and we’ll deliver your Home Test Kit to your door.

Step 1

Online Questionnaire

Answer a short clinical questionnaire and we will send you a discreetly packaged Home Test Kit.

Step 2

Collect Sample

When your Home Test Kit arrives, it will include easy-to-follow instructions. Take your sample, label it, and return it to us as directed.

Step 3

Receive Results

Our laboratory partner processes your samples and we share the results via your Online Patient Portal. We’ll email you when they’re ready.

Step 4

Get Treatment

If your results are positive, our clinical team may call you to discuss treatment options and next steps.

Important Medical Information

What Is The Thyroid And Where Is It Located?
The thyroid gland is located in the neck and produces thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These regulate the body’s metabolism and are essential to the functioning of many cells in the body.

The release of T3 and T4 is controlled by the levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which is released from an area of the brain called the pituitary gland. One group of hormones regulates the other – when one is too high it stimulates increased release of the other and vice versa.

When this balance is disrupted it can cause an underactive or overactive thyroid. These problems can emerge gradually over months or even years. Such disorders can be diagnosed and treated early if identified.

What Is The Thyroid Test For?
This test is used to check thyroid function by measuring the level of thyroid hormones in the blood. The individual thyroid test will measure T3, T4 and TSH.

Please note, if you order your thyroid test as part of a combination test package, the lab will only be able to test for T4 and TSH.

Who Is This Test Suitable For?
This test is suitable for anyone over the age of 18 years.

If you are pregnant, we would advise that this service is not suitable for you and you should attend your local GP/ hospital team for thyroid monitoring.

What Are The Common Symptoms of An Underactive Thyroid?
There are many different symptoms as the metabolism of most cells in the body are affected.

Common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Low mood/ lack of motivation
  • Abnormally slow movements or thoughts
  • Muscle aches or cramps
  • Very and flakey skin
  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Decreased libido (sex drive) and fertility problems (male and female)
  • Irregular or heavy periods
  • In older people, it can cause memory problems

Symptoms often appear gradually, and you may be unaware that you have a medical problem for several years.

If you have any of these symptoms, you should look into ordering a thyroid test kit.

What Are The Common Symptoms of An Overactive Thyroid?
An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis) can lead to a wide variety of symptoms.

Common symptoms of an overactive thyroid include:

  • Nervousness, anxiety or irritability
  • Hyperactivity – you may struggle to sit still and have a lot of nervous energy
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Muscle weakness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight loss
  • Irregular heartbeat or palpitations
  • Fertility issues (male and female)

Symptoms can appear gradually or start suddenly. They can be mild for some people, but severe for others and have a substantial impact on their lives.

Why Should I Have This Test?
Knowing your thyroid function will enable appropriate treatment in the event that the gland is underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive (hyperthyroidism). Both conditions can cause significant medical problems.
How Do I Get My Results?
To protect your privacy, we will share your test results with you via your secure Webdoctor.ie Online Patient Portal. This is completely confidential and you can review your results at a time and place that suits you.

To view your results, simply log into your personal account using the “Login” button at the top of this page. Once you have entered your details, you will find your results and details of your previous treatments.

How Long Will it Take to Receive My Results?
It takes An Post up to 3 business days to deliver your home test to our partner lab for analysis. Once the lab receives the sample, it can take up to 5 business days to process the results and send them back to our doctors for review. We usually send the results to your secure patient portal the same day we receive them.

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