How Do We Diagnose Graves’ Disease?
If we think your child has Graves’ disease based on his or her symptoms, we will have your child get a blood test to check the levels of thyroid hormones in your child’s blood.
Sometimes, we will also have your child get a thyroid uptake study (also called a radioactive iodine study or technetium uptake study). A thyroid uptake study measures how well your child’s thyroid is working. We will talk with you about which tests your child should have.