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TSH Receptor Stimulating Antibodies Blood Test
TSH Receptor Stimulating Antibodies Blood Test
TSH Receptor Stimulating Antibodies Blood Test
TSH Receptor Stimulating Antibodies Blood Test

TSH Receptor Stimulating Antibodies Blood Test

A thyroid antibody test that is often used to investigate hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease) or to monitor the effectiveness of anti-thyroid treatment.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 6 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Autoimmunity

Autoimmunity (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
Testing for thyroid antibodies, helps to distinguish an autoimmune thyroid disease from other forms of thyroid dysfunction. Thyroid autoantibodies develop when the immune system mistakenly targets components of the thyroid gland or thyroid proteins, leading to chronic inflammation of the thyroid and disruption of thyroid function.

Thyroid stimulating hormone receptor antibodies are autoantibodies that attach to proteins in the thyroid and promote the production of thyroid hormones, leading to hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, occurs when the thyroid makes too much of the hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). An excess of thyroid hormones speeds up metabolism in the body. Hyperthyroidism symptoms include fatigue, unexplained weight loss, heart palpitations, a sensitivity to heat and hair loss.

TSH receptor stimulating antibodies are often associated with Graves' disease and this test helps to investigate symptoms of hyperthyroidism when an autoimmune condition is suspected. It is also used to monitor the progress and effectiveness of anti-thyroid therapy.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and want to find out the cause
  • You want to monitor the effectiveness of anti-thyroid treatment

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.