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Newfoundland Thyroid Test

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The Newfoundland Thyroid Test is a rapid self-test for the detection of human thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in whole blood to help diagnose an under-active thyroid.
 
Accuracy: >98.2%
Certification: CE Self-Test | MHRA

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Description

The Newfoundland Thyroid Test is a rapid self-test for the detection of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in whole blood to help diagnose an under-active thyroid.

● Accuracy: 98.2%
● Certifications: CE self-test | MHRA
● Specimen: Whole blood
● Result time: 10 minutes

About the Newfoundland Thyroid Test

Thyroid stimulating hormone (also known as thyrotropin, thyrotropic hormone, TSH, or hTSH for human TSH) is a pituitary hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine (T4), and then triiodothyronine (T3) which stimulates the metabolism of almost every tissue in the body. It is a glycoprotein hormone synthesised and secreted by thyrotropic cells in the anterior pituitary gland, which regulates the endocrine function of the thyroid.

TSH (with a half-life of about an hour) stimulates the thyroid gland to secrete the hormone thyroxine (T4), which has only a slight effect on metabolism. T4 is converted to triiodothyronine (T3), which is the active hormone that stimulates metabolism. About 80% of this conversion is in the liver and other organs, and 20% in the thyroid itself.

Testing of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in the blood is considered the best initial test for hypothyroidism. It is important to note, as stated by the Subclinical Thyroid Disease Consensus Panel – there is no single level of TSH at which clinical action is always either indicated or contraindicated. The higher the TSH, the more compelling is the rationale for treatment. It is important to consider the individual clinical context (e.g. pregnancy, lipid profile, ATPO antibodies).

The Newfoundland Thyroid Test is a rapid test that qualitatively detects the presence of TSH in whole blood specimens at the sensitivity of 5μlU/ml. The Newfoundland Thyroid Test is a simple test that utilises a combination of monoclonal antibodies to selectively detect elevated levels of TSH in whole blood.

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