Your thyroid gland produces hormones that help control your metabolism — chemical processes that keep you alive, like digestion.
Why would you benefit from an Advanced Thyroid test?
Our advanced thyroid test measures your thyroid hormone levels, like our basic thyroid test, and also checks for the presence of any thyroid antibodies — which can cause autoimmune thyroid diseases. An over or underactive thyroid can affect your weight, energy, mood, heart, and bone health.
What biomarkers are we looking at?
• Thyroid- Stimulating- Hormone (TSH)
• Free thyroxine (FT4)
• Free triiodothyronine (FT3)
• Thyroid peroxidase Antibodies (TPO)
• Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb)
How it Works
Attend your consultation
Get your treatment
Frequently Asked Question
What can I expect to happen?
When you attend your appointment the nurse will ask you some basic medical questions to ensure you are well enough for the blood test. Your screen will consist of a blood sample, usually from your arm.
Do I need to prepare?
There is no need to fast (go without food or drinks) for this test.
We do suggest keeping your arm warm, as being cold can sometimes make it harder to draw your blood, and stay well hydrated.
If blood tests make you anxious, let your nurse know at the start of your appointment. They will do their best to make the experience as stress-free as possible.
Is there an age limit for the test?
Superdrug blood tests are available for patients aged 18 years and older.
To book your blood test select Superdrug Blood Tests on the booking portal.
For this blood test you will not need to fast.
For more information about our tests please look at our Frequently Asked Questions here.
After your appointment the nurse or phlebotomist will return the sample to you to be posted in a Royal Mail Post Box.