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, it was a game changer.
A Variety of Health Tests Available through HealthLabs
Not only does HealthLabs offer multiple thyroid labs, they also offer a variety of other 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, typically within just 2 days.
My Experience with HealthLabs
I use HealthLabs often to see where my thyroid levels are. 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 am impressed with how quickly everything goes. Upon submitting my order (no doctor’s referral needed) I choose the lab I wish to visit. There were several to choose from within a few miles from me, including Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp. HealthLabs works with over 4,500 labs, so the location is convenient. I print my lab slip and head to the lab at my convenience. I get my blood test results sent directly to me, not to my doctor, within 1-3 days. No more calling my doctor and waiting for them to send me results. I love that I can order any test I need, without having to go into the doctor to get the lab slip (if they’ll even order what I want), wait for results and head there again for a follow up appointment.
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. I’m so pleased with their service and the array of health tests they offer.
Here are some tests you may want to consider ordering through HealthLabs:
Vitamin D (crucial to check, especially in the winter months)
Free T4 and Free T3 (thyroid disfunction is so commonly undiagnosed)
Food Allergy Panel including 20 common foods
Anemia Panel- Low iron is a common cause of fatigue
You can also do testing for cardiovascular issues, diabetes, fertility, gastrointestinal, hormones, immunity and more, at your leisure. Just go here to see all of the tests HealthLabs offers.