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Private blood tests

I am sure I have seen this somewhere here before but I cannot find it via the "search" option,.

Who has experience with private blood testing and can you recommend a provider? I am interested in more frequent testing than my PCT can offer.

Indications about what is involved & cost is what I am looking for, plus, of course recommendations based om your experience.

Thanks

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The main Thyroid UK web site has information about providers of private blood tests here:

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

Have a good look around - there are links to the companies and, in some cases, price lists, etc.

Rod

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FYI:

THYROID UK has an arrangement with Genova, which is explained if you follow the link above. This helps in its way to help fund Thyroid UK - the charity whose forum you are now looking at!

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I get mine via Genova. Thyroid Patient Advocacy has arranged a discount for TPA members. Off the top of my head - for T3, T4, TSH and antibodies i think it's under £100 - for all that plus RT3 i think it was just under £130. Go over to the TPA forum and check it out.

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BlueDaff

THYROID UK has an arrangement with Genova and relies heavily on the commission received in order to continue running.

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

Louise

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I didn't know that, thanks

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Hi I always use Blue Horizon , which is really a lab called TDL.I use them for lots of things, very helpful and efficient. Quote TUK 10 for a discount I use them to make up for what is lacking in the NHS. Intermediate test, TSH, T4 and Free T3 is about £60 with the discount. I use them as they are the same Lab as all the private hospitals use ( much cheaper ) therefore no problem in any doctor recognising and treating on the results.

Jackie

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Here's the link on the Thyroid UK website to the lab Jackie uses :)

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

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Carolyn, Thanks, efficient as always. I forgot to give all the info., tired!

Best wishes,

jackie

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That's ok. I sometimes forget too. Take care and try and get some rest :)

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