Your doctor may not run all the thyroid tests you want – you want to make sure that TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 are done at the very least. Most patients benefit from being highly involved in their thyroid care and treatment, which is where self-testing and the ability to order your own tests can be critical tools for empowering a patient.
I have compiled the below list of places to order your own tests from. It’s legal for you to do so. Most tests require blood, but saliva is highly recommended to test cortisol (a 24 hour, 4 point saliva test should be completed for cortisol/adrenals).
This list has been compiled from thyroid patients who have told me where they order their own tests from.
All of Europe:
For all UK testing, it’s worth checking out Thyroid UK’s discount codes.
Blue Horizon Medicals – Postal Kits sent nationwide
www.privatebloodtests.co.uk – Attend at a Spire Hospital – Phlebotomy included
www.privatebloodtests.com – Attend at a Nuffield Hospital – Phlebotomy included
www.bloodtestslondon.com – Attend at London Patient Service Centre
Can you add to this list?
Please do let me know, at: [email protected]
Written by Rachel, The Invisible Hypothyroidism
Rachel is a Thyroid Patient Advocate and Expert with Six WEGO Award Nominations, a highly ranked writer appearing in the Top Hypothyroidism Websites and Top Thyroid Websites 2018. Currently studying to become a Life Coach, she has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Dr. Hedberg, Thyroid UK and ThyroidChange, to name just a few. She is well recognised as a trusted and useful contributor to the thyroid community and has relevant qualifications and certificates in Diet and Nutrition, Reflexology, Motivational Speaking and Positive Thinking.