This test measures Iodine levels in the blood and diagnoses deficiency or excess. Iodine is one of the most important minerals as adequate amounts are essential for proper thyroid function, as well as healthy functioning of the immune system and other organs such as the heart, liver and lungs.
Low iodine levels or high iodine levels can contribute to thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism (low) and hyperthyroidism (high). Also, miscarriages and stillbirths can be a result of an iodine deficiency in pregnant women.
Anyone who wants to check their iodine levels; Pregnant women; Follow-up to irregular results from thyroid tests (TSH, T3, and T4); Those experiencing symptoms associated with Iodine poisoning – burning sensation in mouth, throat or stomach, pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, fever and low pulse.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around for Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.