Full Thyroid Profile
  • Product Description
  • How it works
  • FAQs

Product Description

Full Thyroid Profile

What is a Better2Know Full Thyroid Profile?

The Better2Know Comprehensive Thyroid Profile, is a blood test for measuring Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Free triiodothyronine 3 (FT3) and Free triiodothyronine 4 (FT4). These are all hormones that help regulate a number of vital body functions.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone is made by the pituitary gland located in your brain. This hormone controls the functioning of your Thyroid gland which is located in the area of your throat. Your Thyroid gland in turn, produces T3 and T4. These related hormones control functions including your breathing, body temperature, cholesterol levels, moisture levels and perspiration, menstruation, heart function, metabolism and nervous system functioning.

If TSH levels are elevated above the normal range, also called Hyperthyroidism, this can indicate a problem with how your Thyroid gland is working. Because your thyroid controls so many bodily functions, thyroid related problems usually become evident as various symptoms emerge. Symptoms of high TSH can include:

  • Sleeping problems
  • Irritability
  • Hand tremors
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Eye irritation or bulging eyes
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Erectile dysfunction in men

If your TSH levels are too low, indicating a condition called Hypothyroidism, then this can also give rise to a number of symptoms that will require further testing. Symptoms of Hypothyroidism can include:

  • Low tolerance for cold
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Slower heart rate
  • Shortness of breath
  • Menstrual irregularity

Why consider a Better2Know Full Thyroid Profiletest?

Your Thyroid gland controls many fundamental body functions. It controls these by producing certain hormones that affect the functioning of these systems. Your Thyroid is controlled, in turn, by your pituitary gland that actually produces TSH. If you have too much TSH, then your Thyroid responds by not making the other hormones that it should, and you get symptoms of Hypothyroidism. If you have too little TSH, then your thyroid gland will produce a lot more T3 and T4 hormones, giving rise to the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism.

How does this test work?

The Comprehensive Better2Know Thyroid Profile test requires only a small blood sample. You will collect your own blood sample by pricking your finger with one of the lancets we provide in your test kit. Then all you need to do is gently squeeze your finger and collect a few drops of blood into the tube provided. We supply all the material you need to collect your sample in your test kit. Once you have collected your blood sample, stick your personalised label onto the tube and return it in the prepaid postage envelope back to our accredited laboratory for analysis. You will receive your results within one working day.

What tests will you run on my sample?

Your blood sample will be tested for your Thyroid Stimulating hormone, Free T3 hormone and Free T4 hormone). These three hormones all work together to control many of your fundamentally important body functions. Any imbalance in one of these hormones can give rise to symptoms which range from uncomfortable to serious. If there is any history of Thyroid problems in your family, or if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, please book your Full Thyroid Profiletest now.

When will my test kit arrive?

If ordered before 4pm Monday-Friday, your Full Thyroid Profiletest kit will be mailed the very same day using first class postage and should arrive the next working day, depending on your location.

How will I receive my test results?

Your Full Thyroid Profiletest results will be available within one working day after your sample arrives at the lab. Better2Know will provide you with a confidential login code for our secure online patient login area, where you will be able to view your results once they are available. A member of our team will also contact you directly, to inform you when the results are in.

What should I do with my results?

If your results show any imbalance in your Thyroid hormone levels, you should seek medical attention right away. It is important that you be seen by a doctor who will decide the best course of action for you. There are several treatment options which will help regulate Thyroid function and help to restore the correct functioning of this important gland. Better2Know can make you an appointment with a private doctor in your local area, or you can visit your own GP.

How can I order my test?

Select the ‘Add to Basket’ button and proceed to checkout to order your Full Thyroid Profiletest. If you require assistance do not hesitate to call, we are able to complete your order over the phone. If you have any further questions use the phone number above, our team is happy to help.

How it works

How It Works

Buying your home test kits online is simple:

  • 1 Buy your test online.
  • 2 Receive it in the post.
  • 3 Provide a sample.
  • 4 Free return postage to the lab.
  • 5 Check your results securely online.

We provide a completely confidential and anonymous service. Please refer to our FAQs above, for more information. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, using the phone number at the top of the page.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will you send my kit to me?

If your order is placed before 4pm on a working day, then it will be sent the same day. Otherwise it will be sent on the next working day.

Q: Why do you need my email address?

Your Patient Services Manager, Louise Wright, will email you your login details to access your results, a confirmation your kit has been dispatched and finally when all your results are ready. We do not sell on or email you any other marketing materials, that is why we do not ask you to opt in or out of anything.

Q: Do I need to use my real name?

No, but the postman does need to know where to deliver the kit to. As long as you use a name that will get the kit to you, then we do not need your real name.

Q: What does the kit packaging look like?

It will arrive in plain white envelope with your typed name and address on it.

Q: What if I have any more questions?

You can email Louise by replying to one of the emails she has sent to you. She will do her best to answer them.