Currently the only dedicated thyroid DNA test on the market.
This test examines 8 genes known to directly impact thyroid function or impact factors affecting thyroid function.
We provide personalised result narrative along with nutrition and lifestyle advice to help restore thyroid function.
Who should do this DNA test
If you have health issues in the following functional areas, then doing this DNA test will help you determine the possible underlying genetic causes:
1. Energy release and metabolism
2. Growth and development
3. Bone growth
4. Body temperature
5. Muscle contraction
6. Digestion and 'lazy GUT'
The following signs could be attributed to thyroid dysfunction:
- Hair loss and skin problems
- A sudden change in body weight. One of the most typical signs of thyroid problems is a sudden change in weight. If you begin gaining weight rapidly without any change in your food intake, lifestyle or stress levels, you may be suffering from hypothyroidism. On the other hand, rapid weight loss with no change in quality/quantity of food consumption reflects a strong likelihood of hyperthyroidism.
- Unpredictable bowel movements
- Swelling of the neck
- Menstrual problems. Some women who develop thyroid problems also report changes in their menstrual patterns. Hypothyroidism is associated with increased blood flow and longer cycles, while hyperthyroidism is linked to reduced blood flow and shorter cycles. A lot of women, though, do not see a significant alteration in menstrual patterns. Since a lot of other conditions may cause menstrual changes, other warning signs are perhaps more telling.
- Depression and anxiety. Mood disturbances are common in those suffering from thyroid dysfunction. With hypothyroidism, serotonin levels in the brain tend to decrease, leading to lethargy and depression. Hypothyroidism, on the other hand, makes the body work overtime, leaving you prone to anxiety, restlessness and excess energy. Watch out for these changes in your mood.
- Decreased sex drive. Thyroid issues may also be responsible for decreased sex drive. With changes in metabolism and other bodily functions, reproductive organs and adrenaline glands may become lazy and insufficiently responsive to stimuli. This may cause an individual to lose interest in sexual activity. With treatment underway, however, one’s sex drive may return to normal.
- Changes in sleep patterns. Thyroid patients are also victims of altered sleep patterns. Those suffering from hypothyroidism tend to be sluggish and sleepy despite adequate rest. Those with hyperthyroidism find themselves alert and sleepless at rest time. Such signs are quite important, for they determine one’s functionality and productivity levels through the course of the day.
The report focuses on the following:
- Thyroid Hormone Activation: conversion of T4 to T3 and clearance of rT3
- TSH Signalling
- TSH Receptor Function
- TRH Receptor Function
- Thyroid Function Disruptors - inflammation, stress
How to order
1. Choose your test or package of tests
2. Receive your kit by courier
3. Collect sample according to instructions provided in the pack
4. Return sample by courier
5. Receive results by email*
Pair with these tests
This DNA test is a once off test to help you determine your predisposition to thyroid dysfunction. Once you have this information, it is a good idea to measure and track your thyroid function in real time. To do this, we strongly recommend the following biochemistry test: