A simple and reliable finger prick blood spot health check that shows if your TSH levels are normal or high.
Thyroid disorders are one of the most prevalent medical conditions in the world, particularly for women, with an increasing number of people suffering from an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism).
Symptoms of hypothyroidism:
- Feeling cold, tired and lethargic
- Constipation, weight gain, dry skin and brittle hair
- Becoming forgetful and sometimes depressed
- Women may also experience menstrual irregularities
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which is secreted by the pituitary gland, regulates and controls the activity of the thyroid gland. A higher than normal TSH level in your blood indicates an underactive thyroid is likely.
The SELFCheck Thyroid Health Test is a rapid immunodiagnostic self-test kit for the detection of increased TSH levels (hypothyroidism), from a finger prick blood sample, giving a result in just 10 minutes.
What should I do if the result is positive?
If the result is positive, it means that the TSH level in your blood is higher than normal (5Î¼IU/mL). You should speak to your doctor and mention the test results. Your doctor will decide whether any additional investigation should be performed.
What should I do if the result is negative?
If the result is negative, it means that the TSH level is below 5Î¼IU/mL and is within the normal range. However, you should speak to your doctor if your symptoms continue.
What is the accuracy of the SELFCheck Thyroid Health Test?
The SELFCheck Thyroid Health Test is accurate and has been used for more than 10 years by healthcare professionals in hospitals and laboratories. Comparison of the SELFCheck Thyroid Health Test with reference laboratory methods shows an overall agreement of at least 95.5%. Although this test is reliable, all medical tests may give a small number of false positive or false negative results.
Are SELFCheck Thyroid Health Test CE marked for self-test use?
Yes. All SELFCheck tests are CE marked according to the IVDD/R regulations specifically for self-testing. The UK and EU regulations for self-test kits are more rigorous than those for tests used in laboratories or by doctors. Certification for self-test use is a lengthy and costly process that manufacturers must obtain in order to sell medical tests to the general public. SELFCheck self-test kits are assembled in the UK by JR Biomedical according to a full, externally audited, quality assurance system (ISO13485:2016) for medical devicesÂ
Test kit contains:
- 1 test device, 1 plastic pipette and 1 desiccant pouch
- 1 small bottle containing 1ml of diluent
- 2 sterile lancets to obtain a blood sample
- 1 instruction leaflet
You will also require a watch or clock with a second hand or a timer, and a clean tissue.
The lancets provided with the SELFCheck Thyroid Health Test are single use. A spare lancet is provided, although should not be required if the instructions are followed as written.