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thy·roid stim·u·lat·ing hor·mone
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, an endocrine gland that is stimulated by the hypothalamus. Once you have insufficient levels of thyroid hormones, your hypothalamus prompts your anterior pituitary gland to secrete Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) via the release of Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone (TRH). The same goes when you have excessive amounts of thyroid hormones circulating your body. The hypothalamus will not release Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone (TRH), hence no stimulation of the anterior pituitary gland to produce Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).
Your blood spot samples will test: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels.
TSH levels are usually tested on those who:
- Have symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
- Have symptoms of Hypothyroidism
- Want to determine whether their body is producing too much or too low amounts of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Everything you need to collect your sample and return it to the lab is included in the test kit you will receive.
You can review these illustrated Collection Instructions now or wait to receive them in your package.
Your test results will be returned to us within 5 to 7 business days from the date the lab receives your sample. Once we know that your results are available, we will send you an email so that you can login and review them.
NOTE: Per state laws, if you live in California, you will need to email us a prescription from a medical practitioner (could be a physician, physician's assistant, naturopath etc.) in order for us to process your order and send you your test. New York residents may not receive tests per state laws. Having your tests shipped to you outside of California or New York may be the best way to go. (The Air Quality tests and Pet tests do NOT need a prescription and can be sent anywhere needed.)
Because the test kits include postage-paid return shipping, there is an extra shipping charge of $10.00 that will be added to your test order.
The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test is an easy way of checking the level of TSH in your body. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone is responsible for stimulating the thyroid glands to release thyroid hormones that promote normal metabolism, growth, and development. Thyroid hormone imbalance can lead to eight fluctuations, irritability, depression, fatigue and more.
Please note that because return postage is included with this test kit, there is an extra shipping charge of $10. (This extra charge is NOT added to the Canine Health Check Test Kit or Any of the Air Quality Test Kits.
Everything you need to collect your sample and return it to the lab is included. You should receive your results approximately 5 to 7 business days after the lab has received your sample. There are no additional lab or postage fees required after test purchase.
This is a safe, easy to use home blood spot test for men and women of any age.