6th October 2019


How does the iodine test work?

Starch consists of two types of molecules, amylose - a soluble starch and amylopectin. When starch is mixed with iodine in water, an intensely blue colored starch/iodine complex is formed. Apparently, the Iodine gets stuck in the coils of beta amylose molecules.

Furthermore, what are the symptoms of too much iodine?

High iodine intakes can also cause thyroid gland inflammation and thyroid cancer. Getting a very large dose of iodine (several grams, for example) can cause burning of the mouth, throat, and stomach; fever; stomach pain; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; weak pulse; and coma.

What is the iodine test for thyroid?

Radioactive iodine uptake (RAIU) tests thyroid function. It measures how much radioactive iodine is taken up by your thyroid gland in a certain time period. A similar test is the thyroid scan. The 2 tests are commonly performed together, but they can be done separately.
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