Who should take the test?
You feel lethargic, have difficulty concentrating or are very sensitive to cold? The symptoms of iodine deficiency often develop gradually and are rather unspecific. Yet it can affect anyone. Did you know, for example, that almost all European countries are considered natural iodine deficiency areas?
Iodine is an underestimated trace element that is primarily required for the production of the thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and tetraiodothyronine (T4). These hormones primarily regulate the entire metabolism. However, they also influence the cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal tract, growth and developmental processes, and mental health. Because iodine plays a central role in the formation of these hormones, a persistent deficiency has serious consequences for affected individuals. In fact, many thyroid disorders are due to iodine deficiency.
The iodine deficiency test analyzes the following parameters:
With our iodine deficiency test you can find out whether there is an adequate supply of iodine. To be able to classify the result correctly, creatinine is measured in addition to iodine. This value provides information about the degree of concentration of the urine. Since the values can fluctuate between very high and very low concentrations, iodine should always be measured taking the creatinine value into account.
How does it work?
You take the samples at home, send them back to us and we send you your result with information on the measured parameters. You will find out whether your values are within the normal range and receive valuable information about iodine.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
Your report will contain detailed information about your Iodine level and whether it is normal or too low (compared to the respective reference range for your age group). You can then discuss these results with your physician or practitioner, who can advise you on how to proceed and on the various therapy options.
Although we do not offer medical advice ourselves, we will gladly assist you in finding a suitable therapist in your area. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is my privacy protected?
Samples for our tests are collected in the privacy of your own home. We and our partner laboratories (who may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously. Only you will have access to this information and we will not share your information with any not authorized third party. All samples are disposed of following analysis.