An approach for development of age-, gender-, and ethnicity-specific thyrotropin reference limits.

@article{Boucai2011AnAF,
  title={An approach for development of age-, gender-, and ethnicity-specific thyrotropin reference limits.},
  author={Laura Boucai and Joseph G. Hollowell and Martin I. Surks},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={5-11}
}
BACKGROUND The use of age- and ethnicity-specific thyrotropin (TSH) reference limits decreases misclassification of patients with thyroid dysfunction. Developing such limits requires TSH measurements in different subpopulations. METHODS We determined, in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, the TSH median, 2.5th and 97.5th centiles as a function of age, and anti-thyroid antibodies (ABs) in specific racial/ethnic groups (REGs) designated as non-Hispanic Whites, non… CONTINUE READING

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