What we test

Urine Iodine (random)

Iodine is an essential cofactors for proper thyroid function.

This random urine iodine test measures

Iodine is an essential trace element and an integral component of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones are required for normal growth and development of tissues and maturation of our bodies. Approximately 80% of iodine is excreted in the urine, making it a good marker of the previous day's intake.

Creatinine is a waste product that your body makes when you use your muscles or when your body digests meat. Healthy kidneys remove creatinine from your blood, and it leaves your body in your urine. This test can find out whether your kidneys are working normally or to see if treatment for kidney disease is working.

Studies have shown that the iodine/ creatinine ratio from spot urine may serve as a useful and reliable alternative to 24-h urine collection.

Test instructions

Download and print your pathology form from your i-screen dashboard.

Take your form to one of our affiliated collection centres to have your sample taken - no need for an appointment.

Results for this test available in 10-12 days and will be published in your online dashboard.

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