Tests included: Full blood count, kidney function, liver function, lipids, ferritin, HbA1c, oestradiol, testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), vitamin B12, folate, Vitamin D and full thyroid panel (TSH, T4, T3, TgAb, TPOAb)
This is the most detailed profile which includes everything in Newson Health 1a plus the full thyroid panel at a discounted reduced cost. This might be particularly useful if you want a general health check and if you are particularly concerned about your thyroid, have a family history of thyroid problems, or if you or your family have other auto immune conditions.
In addition to TSH, T4 and T3, this profile will also check anti-thyroglobulin and anti-peroxidase antibodies. Antibodies are proteins made by your body to protect you from various infections. However, sometimes the body mistakenly makes antibodies which can attack your own normal body tissues and cells. This can lead to an autoimmune disease and can affect your thyroid as well as other parts of the body. Checking for these antibodies in your blood can indicate if you have current thyroid disease, or if you are more likely to develop thyroid disease in the future.
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb)
Thyroid peroxidase is a substance that helps drive the process of making thyroid hormones. Antibodies to thyroid peroxidase may be present in people who have an underactive or overactive thyroid due to an autoimmune cause, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Graves’ disease. These antibodies affect your thyroid’s ability to function normally.
Thyroglobulin antibodies (Tg Ab)
Thyroglobulin is a protein that helps make thyroid hormones. Thyrogloblulin antibodies work against this process and can be present in certain thyroid conditions, including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis amongst other diseases.
In some people, these antibodies may be present without having thyroid disease. Depending on your symptoms and results, it may be necessary to refer you to an endocrinologist (a doctor who specialises in these types of hormones) or thyroid specialist to assess you further.