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This involves an oral intake of I-131 at a minimal dose. Thyroid uptake is measured after 2 and 24 hours
What is it for?
- To examine thyroid function
How do I get ready for the test?
- 1st day: fasting from 12 midnight. Stop thyroid medications for 2-4 weeks or as advised by attending physician
Are there any complications?
- Hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to the radioisotope/ radiopharmaceutical
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