Clinical perspectives in the diagnosis of thyroid disease.

  title={Clinical perspectives in the diagnosis of thyroid disease.},
  author={Marshal M Kaplan},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  volume={45 8 Pt 2},
BACKGROUND The wide array of available thyroid diagnostic tests can help provide accurate diagnoses for most cases of thyroid disease but can be confusing and costly when used inappropriately. METHODS Published articles were reviewed and combined with the author's clinical experience and data collected from patients. RESULTS The discussions focus on confusing aspects of thyroid diagnostic tests, the use and limitations of the thyrotropin test to screen for thyroid dysfunction, biological… CONTINUE READING

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