IODINE PATCH TEST INSTRUCTIONS
(this test is to determine if the patient is in need of organic iodine.)
THE MORE QUICKLY THE IODINE PATCH DISAPPEARS, DETERMINES THE IODINE INSUFFICIENCY.
1. It is best to do this test in the morning just after showering but it is not required.
2. Use Tincture of Iodine (2% is ideal) and paint a 2" x 2" square on the inner arm.
(the 2% tincture can be found at your local pharmacy - be sure it is not a clear solution)
3. Write down your starting time.
4. Observe the coloration of the patch over the next 24 hours.
INTERPRETING IODINE PATCH TEST RESULTS
Patch begins to slightly lighten after 24 hours - NORMAL
Patch disappears, or almost disappears in 18-24 hours - MILD
Patch disappears, or almost disappears in 12-18 hours - MODERATE
Patch disappears, or almost disappears in 6-12 hours - SEVERE
Patch disappears, or almost disappears in under 6 hours - VERY SEVERE