TSH test: TSH-CHECK
€ 9,90 € 8,18 ex. VAT
The thyroid plays a central role in the control of the metabolism. Malfunctions can therewith influence the whole body. To detect hyper- or hypofunctions, in particular the level of thyrotropin, the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is a reliable indicator. TSH gets secreted by the pituitary gland and stimulates the thyroid to produce the hormones T3 and T4. Whenever the concentration of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4 drops, TSH levels rise. The symptoms of a thyroid hypofunction include, amongst others, fatigue, listlessness, feeling of coldness, constipation, muscle cramps or weight gain. TSh chEcK© assesses whether TSH levels are elevated. A normal TSH concentration ranges from 0.4 µIU/ml to 4.5 µIU/ml while a value of >5 µIU/ml indicates a thyroid hypofunction. If the test shows a positive result, one can assume that the TSH concentration is above normal values indicating a thyroid hypofunction. The definitive diagnosis should be confirmed by a physician.
As an immunochromatographic rapid test for self-testing, TSh CHECK© detects an elevated TSH level in a sample of whole blood. If the TSH concentration is increased, it binds the antibodies immobilized on the test membrane. The visualization takes place through additional binding of colloidal gold labelled anti-TSH-antibodies that form a visible red test line (T-line). Furthermore, the test includes a built-in control system realized by a red control line (Cline). The C-line confirms a sufficient amount of sample volume as well as a correct performance of the test.
Sensitivity: 96,43 % Specificity: 95,24 % Trueness: 93,10 % Accuracy: 95,71 %
The package contains:
- 1 test cassette (TSH, 5 µIU/ml) in a sealed pouch
- 1 pipette
- 1 glass capillary tube in a protective container
- 1 solution bottle with sample dilution buffer
- 1 automatic lancing device with sterile lancet for blood sampling
- 1 alcohol pad
- 1 band aid
- 1 instructions for use
- 1 timer
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