24 Hour Urine Iodine Loading Test Kit
'Gold Standard' Test for determining iodine deficiency/sufficiency.
Option 1: with Bromide and Fluoride/$150.00 Includes Shipping
Option 2: with Bromide Only/$115.00 Includes Shipping
Option 3: with Fluoride Only/$115.00 Includes Shipping
(New York and California Residents Are Not Permitted To Run This Test)
Why Urine And Not Blood For Checking Iodine Levels In The Body? Blood is measuring what you are taking in via diet. Urine gives a cell saturation - provided you don't have halide toxicity to block the receptors from taking it in.
An in depth test to evaluate whole body sufficiency for Iodine, or how well your tissues are absorbing iodine. Iodine is needed for the production of thyroid hormone in the body. (HL) Home Test Uses Urine As Specimen.
Bromide and Fluoride are holgens just like iodine, and they both displace iodine making the individual more iodine deficient. This test is done together with the 24 Hour Iodine Loading Test Kit.
Home Kit Uses Urine As Specimen.
The bromide level test is highly recommended because it gives a clearer picture of what the TRUE status of the saturation level is. As a general rule if you see a higher saturation level (80% or above) with a bromide level over 10 mgs/L (the upper limit of normal per Dr. Guy Abraham) you are bromide toxic and the receptors that would normally be able to pull iodine into the cells cannot because bromide is blocking the receptors. This will result in a high level of iodine being eliminated in the urine indicating (falsely) that you are more saturated than you are. Persons with results such as these should consider supplementing with Lugol’s or Iodoral in doses of 50 mgs or more for 6 mos to 1 year and then retest Iodine Loading and Bromide levels to see what the new status is. Dr. Abraham has stated that this amount of time is needed to make significant progress in detoxing and to build saturation in the cells. After supplementing for 6 mos to 1 year, the trend has been to see saturation levels go down while bromide elimination levels increase.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLLECTION: (Also included in the Test Kit)
You can do this in the privacy of your own home over a 24 hour period. Upon waking in the morning, empty your bladder and dispose of the urine. Take the enclosed Iodine tablet. After ingesting the tablet, begin collecting ALL urine for the next 24 hours in the container provided. Keep the collection jug in the refrigerator after using. After the 24 hours of collection, shake the jug to mix the urine in order to get the best representation and pour it into the vial enclosed. All shipping materials are included to return the sample to the lab for processing.
After ingesting a 50mg Iodoral® tablet, urine is collected for 24 hours. With this test, Iodine sufficiency is determined by comparing the amount of Iodine taken to the amount excreted in the urine. Whole body Iodine sufficiency is reached when 90% or more of the ingested amount is excreted in the urine.
**Before participating in this evaluation, discuss any history of thyroid surgery and/or radiation, Hashimoto disease, and any previous problems with your thyroid with you healthcare provider.