What is iodine?
Iodine is an essential mineral in the diet for the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck which produces hormones responsible for many functions including metabolism, heart function, digestion and mood. Iodine is used by the body to make thyroid hormone. An iodine deficiency or excess may cause ill health.
A deficiency can lead to reduced thyroid hormone production resulting in hypothyroidism. Symptoms include fatigue, sensitivity to cold, weight gain and depression. Too much iodine can cause burning of the mouth and stomach, diarrhoea and vomiting and in severe cases lead to a coma.
Why take this test?
This test measures iodine in the blood. This may be particularly helpful for pregnant women, vegetarians and vegans to check their iodine consumption is sufficient.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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