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SOURCE Thyrometrix USA Inc.
Crowdfunding meets Self Care - New 'consumer to lab' tests in search of 15 million+ Americans with thyroid dysfunction
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We all suffer thrice when we visit the doctor. We feel sick. That's one. Logistics is two: Make appointment. Wait. Drive there. Wait. Draw blood. Wait. And three – the cost. With the help of a new proactive stay-at-home blood test technology available to consumers, all that suffering may one day be as needless as yesterday's news. And what better way to engage the public in the newest technologies of lab quality testing than to involve them as part of the solution without leaving the house?
Today's launch of ThyroScore on crowdfunding site indiegogo.com is aimed directly at the 'back of the classroom' troublemaker of the human body, the thyroid. 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 virtual 'health fair' campaign on indiegogo will be the collective effort of thousands of individuals to help find, according to the experts at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the estimated 15 million undiagnosed Americans who suffer from thyroid disorders. The first step in diagnosing and resolving thyroid disorders is to measure the amount of TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) in the blood stream.
How It Works
Using the newly developed ThyroScore Health Kit available on indiegogo, participants will self-administer a simple and fast at-home blood test and send the results, along with a brief questionnaire, to a licensed laboratory for analysis. Participants will receive their individual TSH results online, securely and privately, providing a baseline for health assessments. Their TSH level can be shared with a medical professional for diagnosis and treatment if needed.
The Big Picture
The information compiled from the thousands of participants will be scrubbed of personal information and compiled into an anonymous database that will be shared with the medical community and scientists whose research helps determine public health policy in the United States.
ThyroMetrix, Inc., parent company of ThyroScore, was formed in 2006 to bring to the market products that can accurately and conveniently measure thyroid health. ThyroMetrix is committed to providing the medical community with easy and profitable on-site rapid TSH testing with the interfacing of the Holomic Rapid Diagnostic Reader and the rapid immunoassay ThyroTest.
For full details, visit the health fair online at ThyroScore.org.
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