YOUR REPORT IS IN AN EASY TO UNDERSTAND FORMAT WITH A DETAILED BREAKDOWN OF RESULTS, WHAT THEY MEAN & THE NEXT STEPS.

Healthy Thyroid

Available at selected stores.*

R800.00

WHAT?

At-home blood sample collection device for monitoring thyroid function. Results are provided within 24 hours of the sample reaching the laboratory.

WHY?

The thyroid is a gland that produces hormones that regulate many of your body’s essential functions. Its most important function is to control the speed of your metabolism (the process by which the body transforms the food you eat into energy).

WHO & WHEN?

Thyroid disorders can have a noticeable impact on your energy levels and mood. Hypothyroidism tends to make people feel tired, sluggish and depressed. Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety, sleep disturbances, restlessness and irritability.

Doctors may suggest a thyroid function test for people experiencing the following unexplained symptoms:

  • Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Heat sensitivity
  • Vision problems
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Enlarged thyroid gland or goitre

Thyroid disorders most commonly occur in women, but men can also be affected. Regular thyroid function testing is recommended for those who have:

  • A family history of thyroid disease
  • An autoimmune disease, such as type 1 diabetes or celiac disease
  • Received treatment for hyperthyroidism
  • Received radiation to the neck or upper chest
  • Had thyroid surgery

If you have previously been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, it is recommended you test your thyroid function once a year if you have hypothyroidism and monthly if you have hyperthyroidism.

HOW?

This sample kit contains a finger-prick blood collection device, along with clear instructions. Samples collected at home are couriered to and tested at the BioSmart accredited pathology laboratory.

Blood is tested for:

  • Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Free Thyroxine (FT4)
  • Free Triiodothyronine (FT3)
  • Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TGA)
  • Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (Anti-TPO)

Your thyroid function health report will come in an easy-to-understand format with a detailed breakdown of results, what they mean and your next steps.

PLEASE NOTE: This product is not intended to compensate for diagnosis, treatment, cure, or mitigation of medical conditions. If you or a family member is experiencing any health-related problems, you should obtain medical advice from a certified health professional as this device may be harmful to your health. You are therefore advised to use this product with caution.

Disclaimer: Blood Sample Collection Method

Finger-prick blood sampling is a less invasive alternative to venepuncture and is widely accepted for collecting capillary blood for certain tests. However, please note that results obtained from finger-prick samples may differ slightly from those obtained through traditional venepuncture due to factors such as sample size, collection technique and individual variability. While we take every precaution to ensure accuracy, it is important to consider the specific circumstances of the sample collection when interpreting results, especially for tests where small variations can be significant. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the sample collection method or its potential impact on your results, please consult your healthcare provider or the BioSmart laboratory.

Note: If you do not feel confident taking your own blood sample, we can help:

Call us on 021 180 4707

WhatsApp us on 082 637 7631

Email us at info@biosmart.com

Or chat via the website

Alternatively, you can have your blood sample taken at selectedstores.

Step 1:

Use this coupon code at checkout to purchase your test online and save on shipping costs: clicks23

Step 2:

Book a consultation at Clicks Cape Gate to have your sample collected.

Step 3:

Bring your receipt to Clicks Cape Gate on the day of the sample collection.

Step 4:

Pay Clicks Cape Gate directly for collecting a blood sample: R80.