Iodine Testing Australia
Are you looking for iodine testing Australia? You can order an iodine test yourself if you live in Australia. You do not need a doctor’s referral to test vitamin and mineral levels. You simply order the test online and pay with your credit card then print out the form provided and take to your nearest Pathology Lab. Labs listed at bottom of page.
Random iodine test is a spot urine test.
Or the other alternative is
This includes iodine spot urine test and blood test for selenium. Both iodine and selenium are cofactors for the thyroid function.
Healthy iodine Levels
Note the MIMIMUM optimum range for Pregnant women is 150 as this is needed for optimum hormone regulation. Therefore my thinking is that it would be a good level to reach for any women looking to optimise hormone levels.
The World Health Organisation recommends the follow urine iodine levels:
Cut-off values for public health significance in different target groups
|Indicator||Concentration cut-off values for public health significance|
|Iodine deficiency measured by median urinary iodine concentration (μg/L) in school-age children (≥6 years)a||Concentration||Iodine intake||Iodine status|
|<20 μg/L||Insufficient||Severe deficiency|
|20-49 μg/L||Insufficient||Moderate deficiency|
|50-99 μg/L||Insufficient||Mild deficiency|
|100-199 μg/L||Adequate||Adequate iodine nutrition|
|200-299 μg/L||Above requirements||May pose a slight risk of more than adequate iodine intake in these populations|
|≥300 μg/L||Excessiveb||Risk of adverse health consequences (e.g. iodine-induced hyperthyroidism or autoimmune thyroid disease)|
|Iodine deficiency measured by median urinary iodine concentration (μg/L) in pregnant women||Concentration||Iodine intake||Iodine status|
|250-499 μg/L||Above requirements|
|Iodine deficiency measured by median urinary iodine concentration (μg/L) in lactating womenc and children aged <2 years||Concentration||Iodine intake||Iodine status|
a Applies to adults, but not to pregnant and lactating women; b The term ‘excessive’ means ‘in excess of the amount required to prevent and control iodine deficiency’ c Although lactating women have the same requirement as pregnant women, the median urinary iodine concentration is lower because iodine is excreted in breast milk.
Source: WHO (2013). Reference
Iodine testing in Australia – Collection Centres
Collection Centres for each State, after ordering the test you take your printed form to one of the following locations: