Why does the Lucy Rose Clinic use this test?
The standard blood tests offered only measure TSH presence, relying solely on this one marker to determine thyroid function. At The Lucy Rose Clinic we consider the TSH test on it’s own to be too inaccurate for several reasons. Firstly, 75% of your thyroid hormone is stored in the skin, muscle and the brain, so any blood test (when taken without consideration of other testing) is already fundamentally problematic.
Furthermore, of the hormones that standard blood testing is measuring, we are only able to determine the amount of thyroid hormone present in the blood, and not how it is functioning.
For these reasons alone, the Thyroflex would be preferable as an initial exam, but it’s non-invasive nature and fast results are also very important to our patients and to us as a Clinic.