How it works

Thyroid test XL

AED 200.00

The thyroid gland forms hormones that affect the body’s functions in many different ways. In the event of an imbalance, diffuse symptoms may occur. Some common symptoms are fatigue, weight gain and difficulty concentrating, but also anxiety and weight loss. By checking thyroid samples, any abnormalities can be detected. Thyroid test XL gives you a deeper understanding of your thyroid function and whether any abnormal values ​​may be due to autoimmunity.

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What can Thyroid test XL tell you

In addition to the markers TSH, T4 and T3, the antibodies TPO and TRAK are also measured.
Gives you a deeper insight into how your thyroid is doing.
Detects if you have an under- or overproduction of thyroid hormone and if this may be caused by a more specific autoimmune activity where the antibodies TPO or TRAK have also been formed.

What is tested in this package

What is T3 Free - Triiodothyronine
The thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3) is, together with thyroxine (T4), important for our metabolism. Only a small part of triiodothyronine (T3) is formed directly in the thyroid gland and the main part is converted from the relatively inactive T4 in e.g. liver and kidney. Almost all of the thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) found in the blood is bound to protein substances, but it is only the hormones that are free in the blood that have an effect on our metabolism, and therefore it is the amount of free hormone that is measured when taking samples .
*Tested for women only
What is TSH
TSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to release the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which participate in regulating the body’s metabolism.
What are TPO antibodies
TPO-ak, or TPO-antibodies (the abbreviation ak stands for “antibodies”) are so-called autoantibodies, i.e. proteins that the body has formed itself that attack the body’s own tissues. Autoantibodies can affect a tissue in several different ways, sometimes these destroy the tissue so that it cannot perform its task, and in other cases the autoantibodies can cause overfunctioning of the tissues. TPO-ak means that autoantibodies have been formed against thyroid peroxidase (TPO), a substance in the thyroid gland, and can lead to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism caused by elevated TPO levels is usually called Hashimoto’s disease.
What is T4 Free - Thyroxine
The thyroid gland produces the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which are important for our metabolism. Thyroxine (T4) is a fairly inactive hormone and must be converted to the significantly more active hormone triiodothyronine (T3) in order to have an effect on our metabolism. This sometimes happens in the liver and kidney. Almost all of the thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) in the blood is bound to protein substances, but it is only the hormones that are free in the blood that have an effect on our metabolism. For that reason, it is the amount of free hormone that is measured during sampling. Levaxin (or Euthyrox), which many people get prescribed by their doctor for hypothyroidism, is a synthetic variant of T4 that aims to normalize levels of T4 in the body when one does not produce enough T4 from the thyroid gland.
What is TRAK?
TRAK, which stands for thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor antibodies, means that the body itself has formed so-called autoantibodies that attack its own tissues in the thyroid gland.

Before your appointment

Fasting is not required before sampling

Avoid dietary supplements with a high content of biotin (vitamin B7, vitamin H) before the test

Wait to take your thyroid medication until after the test

Take the test at any time of the day

That is how it works

Select health check

Order the health check that suits you and your goals best. After ordering, you will receive information by email about how to proceed and choose a sampling location.

Take your test

Werlabs has a network of 200+ connected sampling points where you can choose to book an appointment or drop-in for your blood test. Information about what to think about before taking the test will be sent by email.

Results

Your results will arrive in your Werlabs digital journal within 2-4 business days, reviewed and commented by a licensed physician. Some tests may have a longer response time.

Follow-up

We recommend that you do regular health checks to detect any abnormalities at an early stage. It gives you a better opportunity to prevent before medical care and treatment is required.