- IODINE, SERUM
- Start Date
- Expiration Date
- CPT Codes
- Reference Test
Dark blue (royal) top (trace element-free serum) no additive tube provided in SBMF “Trace Metal Collection Kit”
- Transport Info
Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic, trace element-free tube
- Fasting Required?
- Patient Instructions
Avoid administration of a gadolinium (Gd) or iodine (I) containing contrast media within 48 hours of specimen collection.
Diet, medication, and nutritional supplements may introduce interfering substances. Patients should be encouraged to discontinue nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, nonessential over-the-counter medications for 48 hours (upon the advice of their physician). In addition, the administration of iodine-based contrast media and drugs containing iodine may yield elevated results. During venipuncture, do not use disinfectants (such as Betadine) that contain iodine.
- Reference Range
Values >250 mcg/L may indicate iodine overload.
Quantitative Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Determination of iodine overload
Monitoring iodine levels in individuals taking iodine-containing drugs