Essential information about the Patris Health® Thyroid Function Home Test
The Patris Health® Thyroid Function Home Test is a valuable aid in monitoring the health of a thyroid gland. You can check if your TSH is elevated by yourself at home.
Elevated TSH concentration in blood indicates an underactive thyroid.
Frequently asked questions about the Patris Health® Thyroid Function Home Test
The test kit includes:
- one testing device,
- one diluent buffer,
- two micro-pipettes for blood transfer,
- two lancets to puncture a fingertip,
- one alcohol pad to disinfect the puncture site,
- detailed instructions for use with the illustrative step-by-step testing procedure.
Note: You need only one pipette and one lancet to perform the test. Extra one pipette and one lancet are included in the kit as spare parts if you need them to complete the testing procedure successfully.
TSH is an abbreviation of the Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone produced by the anterior pituitary in the brain. It regulates and controls thyroid gland activity. When TSH is elevated, it indicates an underactive thyroid.1
1 Pirahanchi Y, Toro F, Jialal I. Physiology, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. [Updated 2021 May 9]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK499850/
2 Pirahanchi Y, Toro F, Jialal I. Physiology, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. [Updated 2021 May 9]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK499850/
Why Patris Health® Thyroid Function Home Test?
You do it yourself: Your carry out the analysis by yourself at home. There is no need to send a sample in the laboratory or visit a doctor office to perform the test.
It is fast: Testing takes only 15 minutes of your time, 5 minutes for the analysis and 10 minutes waiting time for the result.
It is easy: No special training is required. Test kits are designed for non-professionals. Even if you do not have any experience with self-testing, you will be able to perform the analysis flawlessly. Explanatory step-by-step instructions will guide you throughout the testing procedure.
It is accurate and reliable: You can trust the result. The test is clinically validated and it is based on the technology used also in laboratories.
3 Mendes, D., Alves, C., Silverio, N., & Batel Marques, F. (2019). Prevalence of Undiagnosed Hypothyroidism in Europe: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. European thyroid journal, 8(3), 130–143. https://doi.org/10.1159/000499751
Accuracy and Reliability
A clinical performance evaluation study demonstrated that the test is at least 98% accurate.
Moreover, it is very reliable. It is based on proven technology used in clinical settings for over 10 years.
The Patris Health® Thyroid Function Home Test is manufactured in France with premium materials according to ISO13485. It is CE0483 certified in Germany and approved for home use by the European authorities.
4.7% of the European population has some degree of underactive thyroid.
Testing will take 15 minutes of your time. Individuals usually need about 5 minutes to perform the analysis, and then there is a 10-minute waiting time for the result.
- Draw a drop of blood from a fingertip.
- Add the blood and testing solution to the test device.
- Wait 10 minutes and read the result.
The test kit comes with detailed instructions for use. Follow the procedure exactly as instructed, and you will not have any difficulties performing the analysis.
Interpretation of the results
Results are interpreted visually as positive, negative or invalid. The colour intensity of the test line and control line can be different. If the line is visible, the result should be taken into account.
Positive: Control (C) and Test (T) lines appear.
- Such a result indicates that the TSH level is higher than 5 μIU/mL.
- Do not panic.
- Consult your doctor about further examination.
Negative: Only a Control line (C) appears.
- Such a result indicates that the TSH level is under 5 μIU/mL.
- From time to time, check your TSH, especially if you experience symptoms of underactive thyroid.
Invalid: Invalid result appears if you do not carefully follow instructions for use. Please take a photo of such a test result and contact us at [email protected]