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radioactive iodine uptake test (RAIU)
a nuclear medicine scan that measures thyroid function. Radioactive iodine is given to the patient orally, after which its uptake into thyroid gland is measured.
thyroid scan
a nuclear medicine test that shows the size, shape, and position of the thyroid gland. The patient is given a radioactive substance to visualize the thyroid gland. An image is recorded as the scanner is passed over the neck area. Used to detect tumors and nodules.
fasting blood sugar
a blood test to determine the amount of glucose in the blood after fasting for 8 to 10 hrs. Elevation indicates diabetes mellitus.
thyroid-stimulating hormone level (TSH)
a blood test that measures the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormone in the blood. Used to diagnose hyperthyroidism and to monitor patients on thyroid replacement therapy.
thyroxine level (T4)
a blood study that gives the direct measurement of the amount of thyroxine in the patient's blood. A greater-than-normal amount indicates hyperthyroidism; a less-than-normal amount indicates hypothyroidism.