Use of plasma iodine assay for diagnosing thyroid disorders.

  title={Use of plasma iodine assay for diagnosing thyroid disorders.},
  author={Philippe Allain and St{\'e}phane Berre and Nouri Krari and Pascale Lain{\'e}-Cessac and Anne Le Bouil and Nelly Barbot and Vincent Rohmer and J. C. Bigorgne},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  volume={46 5},
AIMS To examine the advantage of systematic plasma iodine assays in establishing the thyroid function of patients with thyroid disorders. METHODS Iodine was determined by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) in the plasma of 799 patients consulting for possible thyroid disorders, indicated by FT4 and TSH assays. RESULTS Plasma iodine was below 40 micrograms/l in 57 (7%) patients, most of whom had hypothyroidism; 40-80 micrograms/l in 439 (55%) patients, most of whom had… CONTINUE READING