The thyroid screening is a computerised reflex test that measures the speed of your reflexes. We perform the test by stimulating a reflex in your arm, the computer then records the speed of your reflexes and provides a reading and result immediately. The speed of your reflexes is the most accurate way to measure thyroid function, as your thyroid is responsible for all speed in the body, including the speed of our metabolism, thinking processes and of course reflexes. Routine blood tests can only measure the levels of your hormones, but not how well they are working. This means that a lot of people can be misdiagnosed when they have an under active thyroid. This reflex test is what we call a functional test as it measures how well your hormones are working.
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- How do I book my first appointment?
- Are your Practitioners Doctors?
- What is the success rate of your clinic with patients?
- How much does the initial appointment cost?
- How much is the Thyroflex test?
- Does Medicare cover the cost of appointment?
- Are there rebates available with my Private Health Fund?
- How much do I get back from my Health Fund?
- Do I need to come back for follow ups? How many times do I need to come and see you?
- How long does the thyroid screen take?