COMPREHENSIVE THYROID TESTING
A comprehensive Thyroid Profile measures thyroid gland activity, peripheral conversion of thyroid hormone, and thyroid autoantibodies. According to the Journal of Endocrinology, standard measures of thyroid function may miss up to half the population.
In order to assess thyroid health properly, you must measure each step within thyroid function to ensure that the entire pathway is working effectively.
WHY TEST FOR THYROID FUNCTION?
Thyroid dysfunction is one of the most under-addressed conditions in healthcare. There are thyroid receptors on every tissue in the body, demonstrating its necessity for all systems. Thyroid hormones impact energy production, cognitive function, mood, emotions, concentration, memory, and attention.
THYROID IMBALANCES CAN RESULTS IN A WIDE RANGE OF SYMPTOMS:
- Dry skin and brittle nails, or hair loss
- Feeling tired or weak
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Heavy or irregular menstrual cycles
- Joint Pain
- Memory issues or unclear thinking
- Nervous or moody
- Shaky hands, fast heartbeat
- Sensation of being hot and sweaty
- Increased bowel movements
- Fine, thin hair, and hair loss
- Weight loss without a change in eating patterns
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep problems or restlessness
- Goiter or thyroid nodules
- Weak, tired, fatigued
HOW AND WHAT IS MEASURED?
Once ordered by us, you will be given a requisition form for a simple blood test which can be performed at your local pathology lab.
It measures thyroid stimulating hormone, total and free T4, total and free T3, reverse T3, FT3:RT3 ratio, thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies, anti-thyroglobulin antibodies, TSH receptor antibodies.
AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF A COMPREHENSIVE WELLNESS PLAN
Due to the profound impact that this test can have on informing the short- and long-term protocols, it forms an important piece of your larger health optimisation plan.
Our goal is to:
DETECT: reveal hidden imbalance
CORRECT: with targeted nutrition and lifestyle interventions
OPTIMISE: with practical, systematic, personalised treatment plan based on your comprehensive health picture
With validated testing tools and using an evidenced-informed, personalised approach to your care, a strategic health optimisation program can be developed for you.
HOW IS IT DONE?
A blood sample drawn at your local pathology lab. Once ordered through us, the test kit is delivered straight to your home. Just take the kit which includes the requisition form with you to have the blood drawn at your local eligible pathology lab (we provide you with a list of eligible labs).
WHAT HAPPENS FROM THERE?
Your test results will be sent to us within 2-3 weeks of you returning the sample. We will notify you once received. At this time we recommend you schedule a nutrition consultation. This consultation can be in person at our North Melbourne clinic or via either phone / Skype / Zoom.
During the lab nutrition consultation we will explain your results and recommend an individualised course of action for you including dietary, supplementation (if required), exercise and other lifestyle considerations. You will also be provided with access to our membership portal where exclusive members-only offers are available on resources and products.