Clinical Use: Used mainly as a nutritional marker or supplementary to thyroid function testing.
Background: Iodine is an essential element that plays a central role in thyroid physiology with iodine compounds being essential for normal growth and development in vertebrates. Since the introduction of iodine as a supplement into table salt as potassium iodide, iodine deficiency is rarely seen in the general population.
Reference Ranges: Listed on report
Associated Diseases:
Patient Preparation: None required
Specimen Requirements: Plain urine container
Turnaround Time: 1 week
Additional Information:
Referred Test: Referred test
Location: SAS Unit for Trace Elements