Description of Thyroid Test:
- use in case of such symptoms as constant tiredness, weight gain, dry skin and brittle hair, forgetfulness, depression, enduring constipation;
- quick immunodiagnostic test;
- see the instruction for detailed information.
- 1 sealed aluminum pouch containing 1 plastic pipette, 1 desiccant bag (not to be used), 1 test device
- 1 sterile lancet for blood sampling
- 1 instructions leaflet
- 1 dropper bottle of diluent
- 1 alcohol swab
This product is CE marked and intended only for the use of health care professionals. The test is not intended for use by laypersons and the performance and safety of the test have not been assessed in home use.
Thyroid cancer is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system. These lesions result from the uncontrolled cellular growth, the abnormal cells may involve the adjacent tissues and spread to other body parts.
Thyroid cancer incidence is higher in women, although the prognosis is worse for men. The malignant neoplasms of the thyroid can arise from any cells which comprise the gland: follicular cells (which produce and store thyroid hormones), calcitonin-producing medullary C cells, lymphocytes, and stromal and vascular elements. The more differentiated are the cells which compose the tumor the better prognosis is, whereas anaplastic tumors are associated with a worse prognosis.
In general, it is considered that exposure to radiation increases the risk of developing benign or malignant neoplasms of the thyroid.
Differentiated thyroid cancer
Differentiated thyroid cancers are derived from the follicular cells of the thyroid gland. The incidence of differentiated thyroid carcinomas increases with age.
- Papillary carcinoma
Papillary cancer is detected in about 80% of all thyroid cancers with a higher incidence among women rather than men. Typically, these tumors occur in individuals between 30 and 50 years of age with a higher incidence in women. The tumor is firm, has no capsule or is partially encapsulated. The primary lesion may be very small, less than 10 mm in diameter, it grows slowly and for many years may remain confined to the thyroid. Sometimes these tumors metastasize to lungs or bones.
- Follicular carcinoma
This type of cancer rarely spreads to cervical lymph nodes. Sometimes follicular carcinoma cells secrete thyroid hormones and may cause hyperthyroidism. Metastases are usually found in bones, lungs, and brain.