Iodine Testing

Iodine is an essential trace mineral and is found naturally in seafood, seaweed, eggs and the soil, and is added to salt (Iodised Salt). Many Australians are deficient in this mineral and it is crucial for optimal thyroid health, and for pregnant and breast feeding women. Your practitioner may test your iodine levels if you are preparing to conceive or are pregnant, if you have a thyroid condition or are showing signs of iodine deficiency. This test is done through a urine sample.