Female Hair Loss Blood Test
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Female Hair Loss Blood Test
The Hair Loss Blood Test helps you to understand the causes of hair loss, hair thinning and is indicative of hormonal or vitamin deficiencies.
- Ferritin (Iron Levels)
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Free Triiodothyronine(FT3)
- Free Thyroxine (FT4)
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Cortisol is produced by the adrenal gland and has a massive impact on multiple physical and mental functions within the body. Cortisol is a steroid and is often referred to as the "stress hormone" due to it often being released when a person is in a perceived state of "stress". However, it is not limited to this role within the body and is also involved in multiple metabolic and immune responses. Please note that cortisol levels fluctuate throughout the day with them peaking when you wake up and being lowest at the end of the day. Therefore it is important to take your blood test first thing in the morning when you wake up to make sure you measure them at maximum capacity.
Free Triiodothyronine (FT3)
Free triiodothyronine (FT3) is a crucial hormone that plays a pivotal role in regulating various metabolic processes within the human body. FT3 is a form of thyroid hormone that is unbound and freely available for immediate use by cells. Produced by the thyroid gland, it influences a wide range of physiological functions, including metabolism, growth, development, and thermoregulation. FT3 exerts its effects by binding to specific receptors located in various tissues, initiating gene transcription and ultimately affecting cellular metabolism. It is responsible for regulating the basal metabolic rate, energy production, and utilisation of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Furthermore, FT3 is essential for maintaining normal cardiovascular function, neurological development, and reproductive health. Precise measurement of FT3 levels is crucial in diagnosing and monitoring thyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, allowing for accurate assessment and appropriate treatment to restore hormonal balance and overall well-being.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) or thyrotropin is secreted by the pituitary gland, located in the head, and can help identify cases of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Both the excess and under-secretion of TSH can lead to weight loss, anxiety, palpitations, irregular sleep patterns and irregular menstrual cycles. Hypothyroidism is majorly associated with overlapping symptoms such as menopause.
Ferritin (Iron Levels)
Ferritin is the protein that stores iron in the body. Iron is needed to provide muscles with oxygen so that they receive the energy they need to function properly. Ferritin will release the iron when needed and is kept within the body's cells, most commonly found in the liver. We check ferritin levels to ensure that there is proper storage of iron in the body's cells otherwise the iron will be depleted quickly.
Total Iron-Binding Capacity (TIBC)
Unsaturated iron-binding capacity (UIBC)
Free Thyroxine (FT4)
FT4 or free thyroxine is one of the two critical hormones produced by the thyroid gland. While it is produced in greater abundance as compared to FT3, it is thought of as a reservoir for FT3 whenever the body needs and this leads to conversion of FT4 into FT3. Most of the thyroxine is not attached to a protein and the Menopause blood test helps to identify if there's a deficiency/excess of the hormone to detect thyroid related ailments.
To check inflammation levels, we conducted an advanced CRP evaluation. C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a protein found in the blood which increases in response to inflammation. CRP is produced by the liver in response to inflammation. It is a biomarker of inflammation that is strongly associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack and stroke. High levels of CRP are found in people with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and in people who have had a recent heart attack or stroke. CRP is not a specific marker for any one disease, but it is a valuable indicator of inflammation.
Why take the test?
Hair Loss is often caused due to a vitamin deficiency or hormonal imbalance. A lack of iron in the body can cause hair thinning or lead to excessive hair loss. Similarly, abnormal thyroid function is known to affect hair regrowth thus, your hair may not restore itself as it would otherwise. A treatment of the deficiencies or thyroid imbalance can treat hair loss and help in growth of hair.
Have you been feeling any of these symptoms lately?
The Hair Loss Blood Test is suitable for individuals experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
1. Hair Loss
2. Pattern Baldness
3. Hair Thinning
4. Decreased hair growth
Experts Opinion on Hair Loss Tests
"Hair loss is a common problem and can have a huge impact on someone's confidence and wellbeing. There are many causes of hair loss including illness and stress. In this blood test, we'll analyse some of the causes to give you an idea of what may be affecting your hair loss."
How to take a home blood test
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Female Hair Loss Blood Test Information
Specification of Female Hair Loss Blood Test
- Test name: Female Hair Loss Blood Test
- Also known as & related tests: Hair Loss Test
- Test tube: SST (Gold microtainer)
- Brand: Welzo
- Turn around time: Approx. 24 hours
- Lab test ranges:
- Test Kit Marking: MHRA/UKCA
- Location of Lab: United Kingdom
What is a Female Hair Loss Blood Test?
A Female Hair Loss Blood Test is a home health test offered by Welzo. The Female Hair Loss Blood Test can be taken from the comfort of your home using a finger prick sample, which is then sent back to our lab for analysis and interpretation.
What does a Female Hair Loss Blood Test for?
A Female Hair Loss Blood Test tests for the following:.
What are the benefits of a Female Hair Loss Blood Test?
Checking your health through the use of Female Hair Loss Blood Test is an important way to track your health. Home testing offers the convenience of conducting health assessments in the comfort of your own home, while enabling quicker, more private results without the need for visiting a healthcare facility.
Can a GP review my Female Hair Loss Blood Test?
Yes, Welzo offers a GP review service for the Female Hair Loss Blood Test. Follow the link if you would like to have an online GP appointment with your Female Hair Loss Blood Test.
Are Female Hair Loss Blood Tests available on the NHS?
The NHS offers Female Hair Loss Blood Tests subject to eligibility requirements, consultations and local guidelines.
Female Hair Loss Blood Test Kit and Ordering
How can a Female Hair Loss Blood Test be ordered?
A Female Hair Loss Blood Test can be ordered online through Welzo's secure checkout. Select the Female Hair Loss Blood Test and add the patient's name and details, then checkout for next-day delivery.
What is included in the Female Hair Loss Blood Test test kit?
The Female Hair Loss Blood Test contains the following items in the test kit:
- 1 x UN3373 Test Kit for Biological Substances Category B (test kit design may vary from images displayed online depending on the test selected.
- 1 x Free Return Label
- 1 x Finger Prick Lancet / Urine Sample Pouch or Swab (depending on the test ordered)
- 1 x Cleansing Wipe/ Alcohol Swab
- SST (Gold microtainer)
Female Hair Loss Blood Test Biomarkers and Results
What biomarkers are tested for in a Female Hair Loss Blood Test?
The Female Hair Loss Blood Test checks for the following biomarkers:
What are the results ranges for a Female Hair Loss Blood Test?
Female Hair Loss Blood Test reference ranges vary based on age, sex, population sample and numeric test result ranges. However, once you complete your tests, you will receive clear reference ranges for your Female Hair Loss Blood Test.
What is a normal test range for Female Hair Loss Blood Test?
The Female Hair Loss Blood Test range will be provided on the advanced Welzo reporting panel which will factor in multiple aspects such as age, population size comparison and biological sex.
Female Hair Loss Blood Test Procedure and Timing
When should a Female Hair Loss Blood Test be taken?
It is best to take a Female Hair Loss Blood Test first thing in the morning.
How long does a Female Hair Loss Blood Test take?
The typical turnaround for a Female Hair Loss Blood Test is 24 hours from receipt at the Welzo laboratory, Monday to Thursday. However, results may come back faster or slower depending on how busy the Welzo laboratory is and if you have requested any biomarkers that take longer to test for. In this case, results can take up to 5 days.
Are there any special preparations required before taking the Female Hair Loss Blood Test (e.g., fasting)?
We will let you know via email if there are any special requirements for the Female Hair Loss Blood Test. However, typically we recommend you take a Female Hair Loss Blood Test first thing in the morning, fasted.
What is the best time to post my Female Hair Loss Blood Test?
The best time to return your Female Hair Loss Blood Test sample is Monday to Thursday, before 14:00 to ensure the product arrives at our lab on time for same-day analysis.
What sample is required for a Female Hair Loss Blood Test?
The Female Hair Loss Blood Test requires a capillary blood sample using a SST (Gold microtainer) that is collected from a finger-prick blood sample.
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