A thyroid function test or TFT blood test looks at the levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroxine (T4) in your blood. It can be used to detect an under-active thyroid or over-active thyroid gland.
A thyroid function test is an important component of our unwell patient screen. Do not worry about determining for yourself which if any blood test you need. This is something that your doctor will be able to determine and explain during your consultation.
All our blood tests are available same day with some of the fastest results in London. One of our doctors will take the time to explain to you what your test results mean and put in place any appropriate next steps based on those results.
Please note: a GP consultation fee is payable online at the time of booking. Any tests which you require will be chargeable on top during your consultation with the doctor.
|Code||Test||Cost||Lab results *||Notes|
|DT4||DocTap Unwell Patient Screen||£137||1 working day|
FBC with 5-part Diff
Urea and Electrolytes
Liver Function Tests
|DL6L||General Well Person Profile||£139||Next working day|
Biochemistry (24 Parameters) & Haematology Profile PLUS
|TF||Thyroid Profile 1||£72||Next working day|
|FT3||Free T3||£62||Next working day|
|FT4||Free T4||£62||Next working day|
|T3||T3||£62||Next working day|
|TGAB||Thyroglobulin Abs||£64||1 working day|
|TGA||Thyroglobulin Assay||£96||1 working day|
|THAB||Thyroid Abs||£92||1 working day|
|TPEX||Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies/Anti TPO||£64||1 working day|
|TF2||Thyroid Profile 2||£159||2 working days|
|TF3||Thyroid Profile 3||£119||Next working day|
|T4||Thyroxine (T4)||£58||Next working day|
|TBG||Thyroxine Binding Globulin||£120||10 working days|
|TSH||TSH||£62||Next working day|
|TSI||TSH-Receptor Antibodies||£150||4 working days|
|DL7L||Well Man Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol||£167||Next working day|
Biochemistry (24 Parameters) & Haematology Profile PLUS
|DL8L||Well Woman Profile plus HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol and Non-HDL Cholesterol||£168||Next working day|
Biochemistry (24 Parameters) & Haematology Profile PLUS
This is only a small sample of the many blood tests which DocTap provide. Our expert doctors can advise you during your consultation on the most appropriate tests for your condition. View all blood tests.
* Please note that the lab results are estimates and can vary. Tests taken after 1pm will be classified as the following day for timing purposes. You will receive a written analysis of your results within 1 working day of them being available from the laboratory. It is often possible for the doctor who reviews your results to be the same doctor who requested them. This is considered medical best practice but will add an additional 1 working day to the timings. If you have multiple tests then we shall wait to report on them together unless the first results highlight any reason for concern. Sometimes the preliminary results will determine that additional tests need to be carried out on your sample. If this is the case then your results will take longer. There is no additional charge for this service.
DocTap seek to provide the most convenient, fastest, effective and best value private blood testing service in London. With 18 blood test centres across London and same day appointments available 7 days a week, it has never been easier to book a tft blood test. We are proud to partner with The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) which has a worldwide reputation for excellence.
Unlike many blood test clinics, you will see a UK accredited GP who will be able to offer their expert option on what test is most appropriate for you. Your results will also be accompanied by a written analysis of what they mean and what your doctor advises you to do next. Should additional treatment be required, or if you simply wish to discuss the results in more detail, then you can book a 15 minute follow up consultation for only £25. This can either be at any DocTap clinic or over the phone. When booking your follow up consultation you can request to see you original doctor if you wish (subject to their availability).
Should you require a full consulation before deciding to have a tft blood test then there may be insufficient time to also take a blood sample in the appointment. In that case you can choose to either go to our walk in laboratory by Oxford Street (£15 phlebotomy fee applies) or to make a second appointment for the doctor to take the bloods.
The thyroid gland is found at the front of the neck and is a small gland with a big job. The chemicals (called hormones) that it makes and releases are essential for the smooth running of the entire body. When there is a problem and too much or too little hormone is released then there can be an array of different symptoms. The thyroid gland is also connected to the pituitary gland in the brain. The pituitary can sense when too much or too little thyroid hormone is being produced and signals to the thyroid to restore the balance.
If the level of thyroxine becomes too low, this is known as hypothyroidism. This can make you feel tired or cold, gain weight, lose hair or lead to depression. These are common symptoms that can be caused by a range of health problems, often no cause can be found, so it is important that your thyroid gland function is tested with a simple blood test to ensure that an under-active thyroid isn't missed.
If the level of thyroxine is too high, this is known as hyperthyroidism. This can lead to weight loss, heat intolerance, palpitations and eye problems.
There are many reasons why the thyroid can become disrupted. The most common are autoimmune conditions - which is where the body wrongly attacks itself. The immune system stops recognising the thyroid as part of the body and sees it as a foreign invader.
Both under-active and overactive thyroid conditions can be treated, either with medication or sometimes with other treatments such as surgery. The blood tests are also used to monitor the response to treatment and ensure that the medication is dosed at the correct levels.See a GP for a TFT blood test now
Quick, efficient, clean and very helpful.Sunday, July 5, 2020
Email communication was spot on. The appointment started a few minutes early. Dr Moiz explained all options for my test clearly. The consultation and blood test were done within 10 minutes but never felt rushed. Amazingly I got the results by 19:00, from a 13:00 appointment... on a Saturday.Sunday, July 5, 2020
Really excellent - booked only an hour ahead of visit; easy to book - great doctor...Sunday, July 5, 2020
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Easy all round! Exactly what I needed. Thanks!Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Easy and convenient location, appointment was within 20 minutes of the originally scheduled time, the doctor was personable and efficient, and also did the most painless blood draw ever.Sunday, June 28, 2020
I really appreciated my appointment with Dr Munim Moiz. He was polite, considerate, took time to explain and answer questions, and he followed up promptly as promised. I already recommended to my wife that she also consider Dr Moiz for future GP needs. Thank you.Saturday, June 27, 2020
I liked that the doctor took the time to actual visit me, take my pressure etc. Also, he gave me both options about going through NHS or private specialist, so that I had the impression the goal was to provide a full service for every pocket. The clinic was very clean, with disinfectant at the entrance, doctor with mask and gloves and the doctor also changed the gloves during the visit, which gave me the idea that hygiene rules are properly followed. No waiting time e not other people waiting on the same space, which is reassuring in this period. Taking the appointment was easy, with an affordable price, and I was able to do everything in one visit. I would suggest this service and I will probably use it again.Friday, June 26, 2020
Brilliant service, would definitely use againThursday, June 25, 2020
quick, easy and reassuring. A great resource to have access to.Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Dr James Stevens was excellent personable and friendly. He explained antI body test in clear detail. Would recommend and will be back.Friday, June 19, 2020
This was my first time using a private healthcare provider and so was unsure what to expect. I was seen by Dr L Kumar. I was impressed by her professionalism and impeccable bedside manner. She made me feel totally at ease, and explained everything to me in language I could understand. She was efficient at taking my blood, and demonstrated kindness and compassion in helping me understand the implications of my test results. She has empowered me to make informed decisions going forward with regards to my health. I highly recommend DocTap, and Dr Kumar in particular!Thursday, June 18, 2020
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Clear and helpful adviceFriday, June 12, 2020
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Really good will follow up with GP againSunday, June 7, 2020
GP is excellent (seen 3 times now & always v good). The booking is slightly clunky now due to covid changes, e.g. I booked for Victoria, but someone phoned & I had to go to Bond St instead. This was OK but meant an additonal 40mins on my journey. But otherwise all good!Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Wonderful patient care, very lovely doctor !Thursday, May 21, 2020
Am glad that I chose the setting as after telephone conversation I never felt reluctant to make an appointment with Dr Mois which I found professional, intelligent, knowledgeable, friendly, human. I will always recommend and I believe they are the future of healthcare in London.Sunday, May 17, 2020
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