Thyroid Tests

Learn about what are the best thyroid tests for diagnosis and monitoring of hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis and autoimmune thyroid disease and how you can order thyroid tests online without medical insurance and a doctor's referral

Why Thyroid Tests Can Be Tricky

We often hear that thyroid disease is easy to diagnose and simple to treat. All you need is a simple blood test and it doesn't matter what the other numbers are because hypothyroidism treatment is the same no matter what the cause is. Then why do so many people remain undiagnosed, undertreated and mistreated? The reality is that hypothyroidism is more complicated than that. The best way to eliminate hypothyroid symptoms is to get a proper diagnosis to correct the underlying problem The … [Read more...]

Thyroid Lab Testing Without Visiting The Lab

During this unprecedented time, our health and safety became our top priorities. But what do you do when now is the time to test or re-test your thyroid? Many labs have cut their opening hours or do COVID-19 testing only. You may be to scared or unable to go to the lab due to self-isolation or quarantine or need to visit your doctor first to get a referral. Here's the easiest way to get thyroid tested now. You can get your thyroid tested at a lab without actually going to the lab. You … [Read more...]

5 Special Lab Tests For Hypothyroidism

This is a guest post from Dr. Brady Hurst, Clinic Director at True Health Labs Today’s medical standards give little hope for people with hypothyroidism. For those of you with thyroid issues who have gone through the healthcare system, your experience may have gone something like this: Feelings of chronic fatigue and weight gain. The healthcare “expert” tests only for TSH (hormone released from your pituitary gland to tell your thyroid to work harder) and maybe T4 (the primary … [Read more...]

What Are The Best Lab Tests For Thyroid Function

Lab tests help to identify thyroid imbalances and make necessary changes needed to restore compromised thyroid function. Evaluation of the symptoms combined with appropriate lab testing is the best approach to make a diagnosis of subclinical and clinical hypothyroidism, postpartum thyroiditis and postpartum depression, autoimmune Hashimoto's and Graves' disease and monitor thyroid treatment. In fact, thyroid disorders are very common, yet it does not mean that they are always properly and … [Read more...]

How To Stop Autoimmune Attack On Your Thyroid

Conventional medicine continues to treat Hashimoto’s disease without taking into consideration that it is an autoimmune condition. Shifting of the immune system is the underlying cause of the autoimmune disease when the body’s immune system becomes imbalanced. It is impossible to stop the autoimmune attack on the thyroid gland without understanding the fundamentals and re-balancing the immune system. [Tweet "How to stop #autoimmune attack on your #thyroid"] Two levels of immune response The … [Read more...]

How Thyroid Antibodies Can Give A False Sense Of Hashimoto’s Remission

High thyroid antibodies are commonly used to make a diagnosis of autoimmune thyroid disease including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. But are elevated thyroid antibodies a reliable indicator of autoimmune Hashimoto's disease? Recent studies show that in fact, you can have Hashimoto’s disease and test negative for thyroid antibodies. [Tweet "You can have #hashimotos and test negative for #thyroid antibodies"] This finding has two major implications: First, there is an increased risk to miss the … [Read more...]

A New T4 to T3 Thyroid Conversion Blocker Revealed

Conventional medicine sees the goal of thyroid replacement therapy in bringing your lab test results into the normal reference range and after that the treatment is considered successful. However, many hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's patients report having hypothyroid symptoms and not feeling well despite their TSH being normal and medication dose optimized. There are many issues with relying on the TSH test alone in diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's disease and you can read … [Read more...]

What Your TSH Cannot Tell You About Your Thyroid

Thyroid TSH levels are the subject of a big controversy. A TSH test is the standard blood test that is recommended in most countries by regulatory medical boards to screen for thyroid disease, make diagnosis and to monitor thyroid replacement therapy. While the medical community and doctors rely on this test in treating thyroid disorders the effectiveness of this approach is highly questionable because many patients continue to not feel well. [Tweet "What your TSH cannot tell you about … [Read more...]

Why You May NOT Need Gluten-Free Diet To Recover From Hashimoto’s Disease

Gluten is a well known trigger of celiac disease. It also has been linked to many other autoimmune conditions including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease. In fact, 10% patients with celiac disease have Hashimoto’s and 13% patients with Hashimoto’s also have celiac. Based on these findings many holistic practitioners and some doctors suggest to people with autoimmune thyroid disease to adopt a gluten-free diet and some even insist on a strict patient’s compliance in order to see … [Read more...]

How Estrogen Dominance Can Ruin Your Thyroid Health

In the medical world high estrogen levels refer to the estrogen dominance which is a condition where the amount of estrogen is not balanced by a sufficient amount of progesterone. Estrogen is a "female" hormone that occurs naturally in both men and women. There are three major types of estrogen: estradiol, estrone and estriol that are produced in the proportion 15/15/70 by the woman’s body. All three hormones are necessary for optimal health, however high levels of estrogen can cause many … [Read more...]

Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing Available Now

*** THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 TEST CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!!!*** The lab is sourcing test kits and will let us know when the test is available again True Health Labs has just received a limited amount of COVID-19 test kits for nasopharyngeal swab - Nucleic Acid Assay (NAA). They are available to be ordered here, however, there are some stipulations: Because of the limited testing supplies shortage in the USA, only order the COVID-19 test if you have virus symptoms. True Health Labs will offer … [Read more...]

Autoimmune Disease – 3 Secret Blood Tests

This is a guest post from Dr. Brady Hurst, Clinic Director at True Health Labs Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system attacks healthy tissue. These diseases are quickly becoming a major global health problem. The top 10 that are most common in the United States are: Hashimoto's Disease (Hypothyroidism) Graves' Disease (Hyperthyroidism) Rheumatoid Arthritis (Joints) Lupus (Multiple tissues) Sjogren's Syndrome (Eyes, Skin, and Mouth) Celiac Disease (Gut) Psoriasis (Skin … [Read more...]