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Better2Know Terms & Conditions
What is a Thyroid Test?
Our Thyroid Test analyses your thyroid health and functioning. This test looks at levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4). A high level of TSH and a low level of FT4 in the blood could indicate that you have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism).
Hypothyroidism is caused when the body does not produce enough of the thyroid hormones. This causes the metabolism to slow down, causing symptoms such as tiredness, weight gain and feeling cold.
The Better2Know Thyroid Test will measure the absolute levels of TSH and FT4 in your blood, enabling a diagnosis of underactive or overactive thyroid.
Why consider a Thyroid Test?
Common symptoms of an underactive thyroid include:
- Weight gain
- Higher sensitivity to the cold
- Hair loss
- Bloating, especially in the face
- Dry skin
- A sore throat
- Mood changes
- Brain fog
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above or have concerns about how well your thyroid gland is functioning, you should consider our Thyroid Test.
How does this test work?
Once you have collected your blood sample, place it in the postage-paid envelope provided and send it to our accredited UK laboratory for analysis.
What tests will be run on my sample?
Our Thyroid Test will assess:
- Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This controls production of two thyroid hormones: thyroxine and triiodothyronine.
- Free thyroxine (FT4). This hormone controls the rate of metabolism and can assist in determining whether the thyroid is functioning properly.
When will my test kit arrive?
If you place your order before 4 pm, between Monday and Friday, your kit will be dispatched on the same day by first class post. Please choose special delivery at checkout it you want a tracked service.
How will I receive my test results?
The confidential results of your Thyroid Test will be ready within one working day after your sample has arrived at our certified laboratory. You can access your results online by logging into your secure patient area on our website. As soon as all of your results are ready, you will be notified by a member of our Patient Services team.
What should I do with my results?
If your test reveals an underactive or overactive thyroid gland, you should see a doctor about the results. Medication can be prescribed to regulate your thyroid activity, and further testing may be recommended to ensure the success of treatment. Better2Know can arrange private consultations throughout the UK with our network of highly skilled doctors. Alternatively, you can speak to your own GP about your results if you prefer.
How can I order my test?
You can order your Thyroid Test online now by selecting ‘Add to Basket’. To speak to an advisor and purchase this test over the phone, call Better2Know on the number above. A member of our dedicated Patient Services team will answer any questions you have and process your order.
Better2Know provides a wide range of health tests and screens throughout the UK. Our welcoming and experienced team are available 24/7 for your convenience.
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.