Hyperthyroidism tests

Tests could include:

  • A radioactive iodine uptake (RAIU) is one of two kinds of scans used to diagnose thyroid diseases. The other is called a thyroid scan. An RAIU shows how well your thyroid is functioning. A thyroid scan shows the size, shape, and position of the gl...
  • For thyroid tests, radioactive iodine is typically used. Your thyroid and most types of thyroid cancer absorb iodine naturally.
  • An antithyroid microsomal antibody test is also called a thyroid peroxidase test. It measures antithyroid microsomal antibodies in your blood.
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