Private GP | Thyroid Health and Functional Medicine

Opening Hours : Monday to Thursday: 9:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00 Friday: 9:00-12:00
  Contact : Tel: 01473 218373, 01449 833833 or 07771 448559 - email: reception@countryhealth.co.uk

Testing with medichecks

Arrange tests from your home

We have teamed up with medichecks for our Thyroid clients who live further afield. 

medichecks has have made over 1200 blood, saliva, urine and stool laboratory tests available directly to clients, complete with easy-to-visualise results and comments from qualified doctors.​

Many tests only require a finger prick, similar to the blood sugar testing of patients with diabetes. Some tests need a venous blood sample and medichecks can arrange this for you for an additional fee.​

Our interpretation of results is considerably more detailed, aiming for optimal levels. We don't recommend to rely on the report generated by Medichecks. 

The following test panels can be ordered directly to your doorstep.​

Thyroid Health Checks

Thyroid Check Plus

A comprehensive blood test examining levels of TSH, T4, FT4 and FT3 as well as thyroid antibodies.

Blood - finger-prick or venous

2 days turnaround

Thyroid Monitoring

Includes TSH as well as key thyroid hormones FT4 and FT3.

Blood - finger-prick or venous

2 days turnaround

Thyroid Check Ultra

This profile includes the Thyroid Check Plus as well as ferritin, folate, vitamin B12 and CRP-hs.

Blood - finger-prick or venous

2 days turnaround

Thyroid Check UltraVit

This profile contains all the tests included in the Thyroid Check Ultra (full thyroid profile with ferritin, folate, vitamin B12 and CRP-hs) as well as a vitamin D test.

Blood - venous suggested

2 days turnaround

Thyroid Monitoring rT3

This is a comprehensive test for thyroid hormones including reverse T3 (rT3).an inactive form of triiodothyronine which can inhibit the action of the active form (T3) in the body's cells.

This test measures TSH, FT4, as well as both free T3 (FT3) and rT3 for a thorough investigation of thyroid hormones.


Blood - venous - NOT a finger prick test!


14 days turnaround time


Thyroid Check UltraVit rT3

This profile contains all the tests included in the Thyroid Check Ultra (full thyroid profile with ferritin, folate, vitamin B12 and CRP-hs) as well as a vitamin D test as well as a test for reverse T3. 


Blood - venous - NOT a finger prick test!


14 days turnaround time


Iodine


Iodine is a trace element that is essential for normal thyroid function. This test measures the level of iodine in the serum.check_circle1 test includedinvert_colorsBlood sampleschedule7 day turnaround

Blood - finger-prick or venous

7 day turnaround

Selenium


A test to measure the amount of selenium in the blood.

Blood - finger-prick or venous

6 day turnaround


Adrenal Function Tests

Cortisol Saliva Tests

This is the primary test to test for adrenal fatigue. 

A simple adrenal function saliva test which measures cortisol levels 4 times throughout the day

Saliva sample

2 day turnaround

Cortisol Blood Tests

To follow -up a saliva test with very low cortisol levels. 

Cortisol blood tests are used to assess stress levels and help diagnose Cushing's syndrome and Addison's disease which are both adrenal disorders.

1 day turnaround

Blood - finger-prick or venous


ACTH

To assess Addison's Disease

ACTH regulates the production and secretion of the hormone cortisol by the adrenal gland.

An ACTH test is normally performed on persons with whose cortisol hormone levels are abnormal. An ACTH test can help to diagnose adrenal or pituitary diseases such as Cushing's syndrome, Cushing's disease, Addison's disease, adrenal tumours, and pituitary tumours.

Venous blood sample

5 days turnaround

Special Instructions

Contact Medichecks prior to ordering this test online.

Sodium

To assess Addison's Disease

Sodium is an essential electrolyte. It can be low in patients suffering from Addison's disease. 

Blood - finger-prick or venous

1 day turnaround

Potassium 

To assess Addison's Disease

Potassium is essential in regulating how the heart beats. It also helps in the transfer of nutrients into cells and of waste products out of cells and it influences the communication between nerves and muscles. Because potassium is not stable in postal samples, this test must be carried out at the laboratory.

Venous blood sample

1 days turnaround

Special Instructions

Contact Medichecks prior to ordering this test online.

Blood Glucose

To assess Addison's Disease

Blood sugars can drop to very low levels in Addison's disease, causing fatigue. 

Blood - finger-prick or venous

1 day turnaround

Adrenal Cortex Antibodies

To assess Addison's Disease

Adrenal Cortex Antibodies destroy adrenal tissue, interfering with hormone production, by damaging various adrenal proteins, particularly the 21-hydroxy enzymes. This prevents the adrenal glands from functioning properly, meaning that they produce reduced amounts of steroid hormones, such as cortisol and aldosterone.

Venous blood sample

5 day turnaround

Aldosterone (Blood)

To assess Addison's Disease

Aldosterone is secreted by the adrenal cortex and is responsible for the reabsorption of sodium into the bloodstream.

Venous blood sample

5 days turnaround


Pituitary Function Profile

This test is performed to check the function of various hormone productions of the pituitary gland.

The pituitary gland is a small gland in the base of the brain, a few inches behind the bridge of the nose, which has major role in the control of your body hormone production.

Venous blood sample

2 days turnaround