TSH Collection Kit (Mail-In)

Collection Kit & Lab Processing

SKU: SS1-TSH Categories: ,


StatShell Information
Collection Instructions
Sample Lab Report

Unit: 1 Each
Contents: 1 Collection Kit (Instructions, Blood Collection Cartridge, Lab Form, Lab Processing, Results Reporting)
Determinations: Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Storage Requirements: 59° – 86° F

The thyroid is an endocrine gland located in the neck, overlying the trachea which regulates metabolism and converts iodine into the hormones T3 and T4 which stimulate the production of protein. The TSH test evaluates thyroid function by measuring the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormone in your blood. Abnormal levels could indicate either an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). The test is frequently conducted in advance of physician ordered T3 and T4 testing when thyroid abnormalities are discovered. TSH testing is also used at regular intervals to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for a thyroid disorder.

Risk Factors for Thyroid Disease include:

  • Smoking
  • Iodine deficiency or overdose
  • Giotrogenic foods such as radishes, kale, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts
  • Foods high in soy
  • Gender, females are 6 times more susceptible than males
  • Age, 50 and older
  • Family history
  • Stress

Common Symptoms of an Underactive Thyroid include:

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Dry skin and brittle nails
  • Constipation
  • Cold intolerance
  • Heavy or irregular menstrual periods
  • Hair loss
  • Forgetfulness

Common Symptoms of an Overactive Thyroid include:

  • Weight loss despite increased appetite
  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Frequent, loose bowel movements
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Protruding (bulging) eyes
  • Double vision
  • Brittle or thinning hair and hair loss
  • Shaky hands
  • Lighter or infrequent menstrual periods
  • Heat Intolerance, excessive sweating
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Heart Palpitations

Types of Thyroid Disease include:

  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (autoimmune thyroiditis)
  • Thyroid hormone resistance
  • Graves’ disease
  • Toxic multinodular goiter
  • Hashitoxicosis
  • Benign cysts
  • Thyroid cancer

The TSH Thyroid Screening Test provides the same results that can be obtained from your local medical laboratory without the high cost and inconvenience of doctor’s appointments, laboratory fees, and often painful and unnecessary procedure of direct venous or arterial blood draws. This test can be conveniently performed at home in less than ten minutes, and quantitative results can be obtained in approximately the same time as those routinely ordered through a physician.

Complete instructions are included, and sample collection is quite easy and virtually painless. A single finger stick using the enclosed lancet is all that is required to obtain the sample needed. Simply deposit the drops of blood on the collection card and wait a minimum of 10 minutes for it to dry. Then place the card in the enclosed postage paid return envelope along with your completed Laboratory Authorization Form, and drop in the nearest US mailbox.

After your sample has been analyzed at the Laboratory, you will receive a report by mail that clearly indicates if the results are normal or if a follow up with a health care provider is needed. Early detection of abnormal TSH levels greatly increases your chances for successful treatment.

Expect to receive your quantitative test results within one week from the time your test has been received by the Laboratory.

TSH Collection Kit (Mail-In) Includes:

Blood Collection Cartridge
Lab Form
Lab Processing
Results Reporting


Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6 × 1 in