Self-testing device for under active thyroid detection in blood.
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Thyroid disorders are one of the most prevalent medical conditions in the world, particularly for women, with an increasing rate of the population suffering under active thyroid (hypothyroidism). The symptoms of hypothyroidism include feeling tired and lethargic, weight gain, dry skin and brittle hair, becoming forgetful and sometimes depressed, feeling cold and enduring constipation as well as menstrual irregularities in women. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which is secreted by pituitary, regulates and controls the activity of the thyroid gland. Therefore, a raised TSH level indicates an under active thyroid and this is the principle on which THYRO-Check® is based for the detection of the hypothyroidism condition. THYRO-Check® is a rapid immunodiagnostic test for the detection of increased TSH levels and therefore for hypothyroidism screening from a finger prick blood sample. If the result is positive, it means that the TSH level in blood is higher than the norm (5μIU/mL) and that you should consult a doctor to show the test result. Then, the doctor will decide whether additional analysis should be performed. If the result is negative, it means that the TSH level is below 5μIU/mL and is within the norm. However, if the symptoms persist, it is recommended to consult a doctor.
How does THYRO-Check® work?
The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is activating
thyroid gland. Therefore a TSH level over 5 μIU/mL in case
of a positive result, indicates most probably an under active