Thyroid Function Tests - Express Pathology Collection Service

The test, called a thyroid function test, looks at levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroxine (T4) in the blood

  • What's tested:

    Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), T4, T3, and thyroid antibody tests


Information About The Tests

Thyroid & T3 T4

TSH, T3, and T4 are all related to the function of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland produces hormones that play a crucial role in regulating the body's metabolism.

Thyroid function tests are valuable in diagnosing and managing thyroid disorders and ensuring proper hormone balance in the body. If you have concerns about your thyroid function, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and guidance.

Thyroid health is important - it impacts metabolism, energy, mood and overall health.

At home thyroid tests to monitor thyroid function

Do you have unexplained weight gain or loss, feelings or fatigue, muscle aches or joint pain? How about persistent changes in mood, bowel habits, or body temperature? If yet, you may want to consider thyroid testing.

Thyroid disorders can present with a variety of symptoms, and while some may be indicative of thyroid dysfunction, others can be nonspecific and overlap with symptoms of other health conditions. A blood test will be able to determine if you have an overactive or underactive thyroid gland.

Understanding thyroid disorders and their significance is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Impact on Health: Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism, energy production, and numerous physiological processes throughout the body. Disorders such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can disrupt these functions, leading to a wide range of symptoms and potential health complications if left untreated.
  2. Symptom Management: Recognising thyroid disorders helps explain symptoms such as fatigue, weight changes, mood disturbances, and changes in heart rate or body temperature. Accurate diagnosis allows for appropriate treatment to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life.
  3. Prevention of Complications: Untreated disorders can lead to serious health complications, including cardiovascular disease, infertility, osteoporosis, and mental health issues. Identifying and managing thyroid issues early can help prevent or minimise these complications.
  4. Reproductive Health: Thyroid hormones play a critical role in reproductive health, including menstrual regularity, fertility, and pregnancy outcomes. Addressing thyroid problems is essential for optimising reproductive health and supporting healthy pregnancies.
  5. Overall Well-being: Optimal thyroid function is essential for overall well-being and vitality. Balancing thyroid hormones can improve energy levels, cognitive function, mood stability, and physical health, contributing to a better quality of life.
  6. Risk Reduction: Some thyroid conditions may increase the risk of other autoimmune conditions or thyroid diseases like thyroid cancer. Monitoring thyroid function allows for early detection of abnormalities and appropriate interventions to reduce associated risks.

At home blood tests make it easy to get quick results and skip the doctor's visit. See below for our specific home thyroid test, or opt for more comprehensive blood tests that include thyroid hormone levels.

An at home test kit offers a convenient way to assess thyroid gland function through a simple blood test, providing insights into one's thyroid condition. For individuals with concerns about an undiagnosed thyroid disorder, a thyroid panel conducted at home can reveal crucial information about thyroid hormone levels and function. By collecting a small blood sample and sending it to a laboratory, individuals can receive comprehensive test results, including levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxine (T4), and triiodothyronine (T3). These results can help identify potential thyroid imbalances, allowing for early detection and appropriate management of thyroid conditions. Overall, at-home thyroid testing offers accessibility and convenience in monitoring thyroid health and promoting overall well-being.

How it works

Buy a test + at-home sample collection

If at-home or workplace service is available in your area, purchase for an additional $55 fee.

Schedule an appointment

After you make a purchase, one of our Express Pathology nurses will contact you to schedule an in-at-home or office blood collection appointment.

At-home blood sample collection

One of our friendly nurses will collect your blood sample and send it to the nearest laboratory.

Get fast results in your inbox

Access results in your email inbox as soon as they're available.

Blood collection currently available in NSW, VIC, and QLD.

Easy-to-understand results.

Your results will be emailed to you within 24 - 36 hours after collecting your sample. You will receive a text SMS notification when your results are ready. Your results are highly confidential, but you can choose to share your results with your healthcare provider, family, or friends.

Independent support.

Express Pathology reviews your test results and will contact you directly if they require prompt attention. You will be encouraged to speak directly with your primary GP.

Frequently asked 

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  • How early can you come to my home or office?

    Our Nurses can generally start from 6am.

  • How do I pay for this service?

    Payment process is simple. We have integrated secure Commbank Payment Gateway to take payments online. Simply complete the online form and make the payment using the ‘Proceed to Book’ button.

  • Can I be seen on a weekend?

    Yes, our nurses work 7 days a week.

  • Can you come to my work?

    Yes we can attend your work premises if you have a private area to conduct the blood collection.

  • Is there a medicare rebate/ bulk billing available?

    No, this is a private service not linked to Medicare.

  • Do I need to Fast?

    Fasting is optional however, please indicate to your blood collector if you have been Fasting or not.

  • What happens with my results?

    Your results are reviewed by our GP and sent to you securely through email. If action is required our GP will be in contact with you.

  • Do Prestige keep a copy of my results?

    Yes they are held in our secure database.