Iodine Global Network (IGN)

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Guidance for researchers conducting population studies. Focus on monitoring of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) [EUthyroid, 2017]

Title: Guidance for researchers conducting population studies. Focus on monitoring of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD)

Authors: Iris Erlund, Petra Arohonka, Laura Råman, Jouko Sundvall; EUthyroid consortium

Published: National Institute for Health and Welfare Finland (THL), Directions 12/2017. Helsinki, Finland

ISBN 978-952-302-897-5
ISSN 2323-4172
urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-302-897-5

Abstract
EUthyroid aims to harmonise IDD related studies by improving their overall quality and comparability. For this aim, a guidance document for researchers was developed, serving as a practical tool for research professionals planning and conducting population studies, especially monitoring studies.

The guide is divided into three parts:

Part A includes general recommendations and issues related to study planning.

Part B offers detailed instructions and recommendations for specimen collection and sample handling.

Part C provides an overview of laboratory analysis related to urinary iodine and thyroid function.