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Recombinant Human TSH 2-Week Regimen

This information describes the 2-week regimen for your recombinant human TSH treatment.

Dietary Guidelines

Start following the low iodine diet ___ days prior to Day 1 of the regimen.

Drink at least 8 (8-ounce) glasses of decaffeinated liquids every day. The liquids should include water and other beverages listed in the low-iodine diet guidelines. You can find the guidelines in the resource The Low Iodine Diet.

Regimen Schedule

During the first week of your regimen, you will have blood work and scans and then receive your treatment. You may be admitted to the hospital for treatment. If you are admitted, you will be discharged from the hospital when the amount of radioactivity in your body is low enough. If you are not admitted, you will receive other instructions.

During the second week, you will have a post-treatment scan. A staff member in Nuclear Medicine will arrange this for you.

Below is a typical regimen schedule:

Week 1
May start Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
Day 1
(2 to 3 hours)
 
• Blood work
• Recombinant human TSH injection
Day 2
(30 to 60 minutes)
 
• Recombinant human TSH injection
• Diagnostic dose of radioactive iodine
Day 3
 
• Scan
• Therapeutic dose of radioactive iodine
Week 2
Post-treatment scan
Other tests that you may have include:
  • A pregnancy test (blood draw) for women before treatment to ensure that they are not pregnant. This is a hospital requirement for treatment.