I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism over 15 years ago and manage my thyroid through diet, stress-reduction and natural thyroid medication. If you know anything about thyroid disfunction, you know that it is constantly changing. So many factors can affect your thyroid levels, so it’s so important for me to stay on top of my thyroid labs. Unfortunately, that means waiting to get a doctor’s appointment, waiting at the doctor’s office for my appointment and then more waiting for the labs, which often takes up to two weeks to hear back. That’s a lot to just find out my levels and I found myself checking less often due to the hassle. So, when I heard about HealthLabs.com, the online resource for ordering my own labs, I had to find out more.
A Variety of Health Tests Available through HealthLabs
Upon checking out HealthLabs, I was so excited to see that they offer a variety of tests from food allergy testing to hormones, vitamin and nutritional testing to heavy metal and toxins tests. They even offer vegan tests, a test to see if your vegan diet is providing the right nutrients and another test to see if it would be beneficial for you to adopt a vegan diet. I love that through HealthLabs, I’m in control of what tests I order and I am able to review the results myself as soon as they are in.
My Experience with HealthLabs
I opted for the thryoid test panel with TSH to see where my thyroid levels were. Thyroid problems are so widespread, especially among women, but unfortunately under-diagnosed. If you have any symptoms like persistent fatigue, inability to lose weight, trouble sleeping, infertility or sluggishness, it’s imperative that you get your thyroid levels checked. A lot of times, though, it’s difficult to get your doctor to order the right tests, if they order any at all. To start with, I would recommend testing your thyroid hormones, Free T3 and Free T4, both of which HealthLabs offers. If they are on the low end or out of range, this will give you the necessary information you need to start supporting your thyroid.
I was so impressed with how quickly everything went. Upon submitting my order (no doctor’s referral needed) I chose the lab I wished to visit. There were several to choose from within a few miles from me. HealthLabs works with over 4,500 labs, so the location is convenient. I printed my lab slip and went to the lab. I only had about a two minute wait, got my blood drawn and was on my way. I even had my 3 and 5 year old with me, which is way easier to do than a long trip to the doctor’s with both of my kids. My blood was drawn on a Friday, so I figured I wouldn’t hear anything about my results until the following week. I was shocked to get an email with my results the very next day, a Saturday! My thyroid blood test results were sent to me in under 24 hours! That’s unheard of at the doctor’s.
I highly recommend HealthLabs to anyone that wants to take control of their health. It’s easy, you just order your labs, visit your local lab for a blood draw and then view your results within 1-3 days. HealthLabs gives you the power to get to the bottom of your health concerns, in an affordable and fast way. Now that I know about HealthLabs, I’ll be using them frequently to order my thyroid labs. Their labs are much cheaper than what I’d pay at the doctor and much quicker. I’m so pleased with their service and the array of health tests they offer.
HealthLabs provided me a thyroid test panel in order for me to share my experience. All opinions are my own.