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How to Get Your Thyroid Tested Without a Doctor

New Service Lets You Order Your Own Tests

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Updated December 13, 2003

As many as 13 million Americans may suffer from undiagnosed thyroid conditions.

It may be difficult to get a thyroid test if: 1) you don't have medical insurance and can't afford to pay out-of-pocket for a test; 2) you are in an HMO and your doctor is discouraging the tests as a cost-cutting measure; or 3) your doctor is resistant to the idea of a thyroid problem.

Your insurance or HMO may only cover testing once a year but you may need more than just an annual test.

One study found that among patients taking thyroid medication, only 60% were within the normal range of TSH.

A service, known as Healthcheck USA allows you to order that same medically accepted thyroid lab tests ordered by physicians. There are 3 separate tests to choose from.

More detailed information about Healthcheck USA can be found at [link url=http://www.thyroid-info.com/articles/selftesting.htm]Getting Your Thyroid Tested Without Your Doctor.

For more information, visit the HealtcheckUSA website, or contact the company by calling 800-929-2044

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