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To further evaluate your thyroid condition, your doctor has requested a blood test that requires you to stop taking your thyroid hormone replacement (thyroxine) for 21 days. This stimulates the thyroid cells to produce thyroglobulin, a protein produced by thyroid cells, so that it can be detected in the blood test.
If in addition to the thyroglobulin test, your doctor has requested a whole body iodine scan (WBIS - a scan to detect thyroid tissue). For this test, you will need to do the following:
The table below outlines the schedule for the test. Please discuss with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about this test.
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