ThyroScore: How To Avoid Fatigue, Depression, & Weight Changes - Thyroid Testing

Find out if you have a healthy thyroid as we search for the 15 million Americans with undiagnosed thyroid problems like fatigue, weight gain, and depression.
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Sharon Cunningham
Health
Williamsburg, Virginia
United States
4 Team Members

"I'm ready - get the test"

News: American Thyroid Association Makes Case for Universal Thyroid Screening in Pregnancy View

Your Thyroid Gland

It's essential to your health because it controls how your body uses oxygen and regulates your metabolism. It’s a butterfly-shaped organ in your neck that controls the oxygen level of all the cells in your body.

The ‘Back of the Classroom’ Troublemaker

Misunderstood and generally misdiagnosed, the thyroid gland is often the culprit of chronic symptoms such as fatigue, weight change, loss of memory, difficulty concentrating, dry skin and nails, hair loss, sensitivity to cold, and depression. This includes issues with your sex life, problems with conceiving, pregnancy problems, postpartum health issues, and the health of the baby.

Recognize these symptoms? What can you do?


Test It. Score It. Fix It.


Get Your Thyroid Tested Without Leaving Home

Know Your ThyroScore

The first step in thyroid care is to test the amount of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) in your blood, also known as your ThyroScore. Too much TSH is called hypothyroidism. Too little TSH is hyperthyroidism. Both conditions are tiresome ways of living, and they can be easily corrected with treatment by your doctor.

Using the newly developed ThyroScore Health Kit you will self-administer a simple and fast at-home blood test and send the results, along with a brief questionnaire, to our CLIA certified laboratory for analysis.
Patented Blood Collection Card



What We're Doing With the Funds We Raise

Besides processing your thyroid test, we are financing FDA testing to gain approval of a new, hand-held medical device that will enable medical professionals to obtain your TSH results in 15 minutes. This advanced microscopy device uses one drop of blood on an existing, immunoassay test under LED illumination to determine your results simply and accurately. Developed by Holomic, LLC, a spinoff from UCLA’s Engineering School, the HDR-200 will make thyroid testing a routine and inexpensive procedure.

  • The Technology - Place a drop of blood on our ThyroTest® card and insert it into the Holomic HRDR-200. The test card is then imaged under LED-based illumination in a special optical interface. Captured raw images are digitally processed through a smartphone application to reveal test results immediately.
  • FDA Submission - We're not able to use this technology in today's health fair, though we’ve starting trials already. With your pledges and support, we can pursue an FDA (510)k submission and make thyroid testing fast, easy, and affordable for everyone. (View Video or View Press Release)

Universal Thyroid Testing

While many have recommended that all pregnant women have their thyroids tested, we believe that thyroid testing should become as routine as having one’s temperature and blood pressure taken as part of any medical intake procedure.  We want people to know their ThyroScore (i.e. TSH Level) as matter-of-factly as they know their blood pressure, for it is an excellent measure of one’s health.

If you're a health conscious person, but you've never measured your thyroid health, then we invite you to find out if you're among the 15 million Americans living with unnecessary fatigue, depression, weight changes, or other symptoms of an unhealthy thyroid.

Get ThyroScore today and help us make thyroid testing fast, easy, and affordable for everyone:

Thanks to everyone for their support in launching the program so far – we couldn’t have done it without you!


Sincerely,

Sharon Cunningham
Tom McLellan
Bruce Rodin  

ThyroScore.org


UPDATE: (9-27-2013) - New demo video of the Holomic HRDR-200 'Smartphone Lab". The future of on-site thyroid testing. View on our campaign update page.

Note: This program is available to participants in all US states except NY due to state legislation, and in Canada.  We plan to expand to other regions in the future, and we’re always on the lookout for partners.  Please visit ThyroScore.org for details and to stay up to date with our latest news. 

Delivery Timing: We will deliver the first set of ThyroScore test kits in late October. It’s difficult to predict how quickly we will sell out of our first 1,000 kits as we have a few new partner promotions coming online shortly.  If you would like to find out your ThyroScore, please make your pledge now so we can ensure timely delivery as part of our first 1,000 kit orders.  

Disclaimer: All test results are for screening purposes only. Results should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition. Please consult your physician or healthcare provider for interpretation and clinical follow-up. Do not adjust your medication or treatment based on these results. The HRDR-200 is available for sale globally. Note that in the US, the HRDR-200 is available for non-clinical research use only.

We wish to thank our lab partner, New Century Diagnostics, for their support in launching ThyroScore. New Century Diagnostics is a state-of-the-art CLIA-waived laboratory located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, and analyzes all ThyroScore tests using an Advia (Siemens) Centaur scientific analyzer.

*Source: The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists estimates that 15 million Americans have a thyroid problem and are unaware of it.

Privacy: We take privacy seriously. When you participate in ThyroScore, your information is stored in a secure database, and your ThyroScore report is delivered using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. Your personal information will never be sold or rented to third parties. We scrub all data records to remove personal names and identifiers, and make an anonymous version of the data available for research and analysis related to future health policy.

Questions? Share your comments or email us at questions@thyroscore.org and we'll respond as soon as possible.

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  • $25USD
    Give ThyroScore To New Mothers

    Thyroid imbalances are especially common during pregnancy. Give $25 to help us run a thyroid health fair for first-time mothers in need. They'll find out their TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) and you'll get an animated Thank You e-card from our team.

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    ThyroScore For Two

    ThyroScore for you AND your significant other Receive two ThyroScore Health Kits, delivered to the same address and returned in the same envelope.

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    ThyroScore Family Partner

    Thyroid function is determined by the genes you inherited, so check your entire family at once with 5 ThyroScore Health Kits delivered to and returned from the same address.

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    Help us make an impact - we’ll deliver 20 ThyroScore Health Kits to your organization so you can lead an internal health fair. You'll receive separate health questionnaires and privacy envelopes for each test, plus a prepaid mailing box to return all the tests at once.

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    Make a real impact in your community with your own thyroid health fair. You provide the venue and promotions, and we'll provide support including 100 ThyroScore Health Kits and privacy envelopes for each test. Contact us and we'll plan the perfect event together.

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