Diagnostic use of molecular markers in the evaluation of thyroid nodules.

@article{Kim2012DiagnosticUO,
  title={Diagnostic use of molecular markers in the evaluation of thyroid nodules.},
  author={Matthew I. Kim and Erik Karl Alexander},
  journal={Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={796-802}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the molecular markers thus far evaluated for use in the care of patients with clinically relevant thyroid nodules. METHODS We review the currently available molecular tests that have been applied to patients with thyroid nodules. RESULTS In the United States, approximately 450 000 diagnostic fine-needle aspirates will be performed on patients with thyroid nodules this year in an effort to identify thyroid cancer. Unfortunately, this test is imprecise and, at times… CONTINUE READING