Hi, I last had my antibodies tested in Dec 2021 when I was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis results:Serum Thyroid Peroxidase 1,300, range <100.
Do GPs retest you, or is it likely I'll need to test privately and pay? Or will my TSH reading, if closer to 1 suggest my autoimmune is under control?
NHS won’t retest
Many members do private full thyroid and vitamin testing annually including antibodies
You should find TG antibodies reduce as TSH drops
TPO antibodies often slowly start to reduce if on gluten free and/or dairy free diet
when were thyroid and vitamins last tested
How much levothyroxine are you currently taking
Do you always get same brand levothyroxine at each prescription
all thyroid blood tests early morning, ideally just before 9am and last dose levothyroxine 24 hours before test
This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip)
Private tests are available as NHS currently rarely tests Ft3 or all relevant vitamins
List of private testing options and money off codes
Medichecks Thyroid plus antibodies and vitamins
Blue Horizon Thyroid Premium Gold includes antibodies, cortisol and vitamins
If you can get GP to test vitamins and antibodies then cheapest option for just TSH, FT4 and FT3
£29 (via NHS private service ) and 10% off down to £26.10 if go on thyroid uk for code
Monitor My Health also now offer thyroid and vitamin testing, plus cholesterol and HBA1C for £65
(Doesn’t include thyroid antibodies)
10% off code here
NHS easy postal kit vitamin D test £29 via
Only do private testing early Monday or Tuesday morning.
Watch out for postal strikes, probably want to pay for guaranteed 24 hours delivery