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Iodine Random- Spot Urine (Test Code 5016)

Collection Method

Spot Urine

Turn Around Time

3-5 Business Days

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Iodine Deficiency is the commonest worldwide cause of thyroid disorders. A low iodine diet can cause hypothyroidism, an enlarged thyroid gland (goitre) and can affect fertility, pregnancy and neuro-developmental disorders in newborns.

Research has indicated that severe iodine deficiency has more than quadrupled in Australia over the last 20 years; increasing from 2.6% to 11.7%. Even more disconcerting is the observation that nearly half of the pregnant women in these areas also have this mineral deficiency.

Random Iodine Test: The standard procedure used to detect iodine deficiencies. It measures iodine levels in a random urinary specimen. The disadvantage of this is it is not a sensitive test for detecting mild or moderate iodine deficiencies.

Common Conditions:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Decreased fertility
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Estrogen imbalance
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Weight gain

Test Method

Automated chemistry

Analytes

Iodine (random)
Iodine corrected
creatinine

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