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Iodine Serum or Plasma

Order Code CH243
Turnaround Time 6 days
Test Includes


Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Serum, Plasma
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

No additive trace metal-free (dark blue-top) tube, or 1 mL plasma collected in an EDTA trace metal-free (dark blue-top) tube

Preferred Specimens
Minimum Volume (uL)
1 mL
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport at Room Temperature
Special Instructions

Separate plasma or serum from cells and pour off into an acid-washed vial (AWV) or other trace element free container. Transport Room temperature.

Test Details
Inductively Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)
Clinical Significance

Iodine, Serum/Plasma – Iodine is an essential element that is required for thyroid hormone production. The measurement of iodine serves as an index of adequate dietary intake and iodine overload, particularly from iodine-containing drugs such as Amiodarone.

Reference Ranges

52 – 109 mcg/L