A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles.
You will receive one shot of this medicine each day for two days or once every 72 hours for three doses. If you are having this test with radioiodine imaging, the radioiodine will be given 24 hours after you receive your last shot. The thyroid test will be given to you 72 hours after you receive your last shot. Be sure and follow your doctor's instructions closely during this time. You might have to avoid some types of food or stop taking certain medicines before your test.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Make sure your doctor knows if you have heart disease, kidney disease, or if you have any other cancer or tumors. Your doctor will need to know if you have been treated in the past with bovine thyroid stimulating hormone.