Iodine Urine Test

£79

A simple urine test to check levels of iodine in the body.

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Iodine Urine Test

About this test

This test measures urinary iodine levels to give an indication of iodine levels in the body. Iodine is an essential trace element, important for healthy thyroid function, required to produce T3 and T4 thyroid hormones. Whether it is determining how fast your heart beats or how quickly your intestines process your food, thyroid hormones control the speed at which your body cells work. Without these hormones, the body would be unable to convert nutrients into energy.

Iodine is obtained through the diet and good sources include shellfish, dairy products and seaweed. Most people should be able to get all the iodine they need by eating a varied and balanced diet. The majority of iodine that is ingested is excreted via the urine. Measuring the amount of iodine excreted through the urine helps to determine iodine levels in the body.

Low levels of dietary iodine reduce the production of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones as without sufficient levels of iodine in the body, the thyroid is not able to function properly. Low thyroid hormone levels ultimately slow down the body’s metabolism.

Who is this test for?

This test is for anyone who wants to check their iodine levels or those who are worried they may not be getting enough iodine from their diet. 

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your urine sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Minerals

Iodine is an essential trace element, important for healthy thyroid function, required to produce T3 and T4 thyroid hormones. Whether it is determining how fast your heart beats or how quickly your intestines process your food, thyroid hormones control the speed at which your body cells work. Without these hormones, the body would be unable to convert nutrients into energy.

Iodine is obtained through the diet and good sources include shellfish, dairy products and seaweed. Most people should be able to get all the iodine they need by eating a varied and balanced diet. Most iodine that is ingested is excreted via the urine. Measuring the amount of iodine excreted through the urine helps to determine iodine levels in the body. 

Low levels of dietary iodine reduce the production of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones. An iodine deficiency in the body affects the functioning of the thyroid gland. An underactive thyroid gland does not produce enough of the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Low thyroid hormone levels ultimately slow down the body’s metabolism. An iodine deficiency can also cause a thyroid swelling (a goitre). 

Iodine is an essential trace element, important for healthy thyroid function, required to produce T3 and T4 thyroid hormones. Whether it is determining how fast your heart beats or how quickly your intestines process your food, thyroid hormones control the speed at which your body cells work.

Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule that is generated from muscle metabolism. 

Urine iodine levels are quick to change following from an intake of iodine in the diet. Measuring the iodine/creatinine ratio is a better indication of iodine levels in the body as this measure is less prone to interference from dietary iodine intake. 

Urine sample collection kit

We will send you your Iodine Urine Test urine sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your urine sample in the comfort of your own home.

Postage & packaging

Your Iodine Urine Test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your urine sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your urine sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your urine sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range urine results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Iodine Urine Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Iodine Urine Test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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