Iodine Spot Urine

Iodine is involved in thyroid metabolism (Hypothyroidism, fatique, depression, weight gain). Other functions include the formation and integrity of a normal breast tissue (fibrocystic breast disease) and fetal brain development and function. There is a relationship between low maternal urinary iodine and placental weight. There is also an influence on the neonatal head circumference. Iodine is essential for production of maternal and fetal thyroid hormones that regulate the development of fetal brain and nervous system. A pregnant woman’s iodine requirements increase during poregnancy to ensure adequate supply to the fetus. Urinary iodine (IU) is a measurement of an estimation of dietary iodine intake. The majority of the urine (90%) ingested is excreted in urine. Therefore, urine iodine levels provide information whether the body has sufficient iodine levels.
Interpretation: A low iodine diet may cause hypothyroidism and enlarged thyroid gland (goitre) and may affect fertility (estrogen imbalance), pregnancy and neuro developmental disorders in newborns.
Sample: Spot urine. Nonfasting
Working day: Monday,Wednesday
Result Time: 2 days 6:00 PM