Reference limits for serum thyrotropin in a Japanese population.

  title={Reference limits for serum thyrotropin in a Japanese population.},
  author={Ai Yoshihara and Jaeduk Yoshimura Noh and Hidemi Ohye and Shiori Sato and K Sekiya and Yuka Kosuga and Miho Suzuki and Masako Matsumoto and Yo Kidokoro Kunii and Natsuko Watanabe and Koji Mukasa and Kunihiko Ito and Koichi Ito},
  journal={Endocrine journal},
  volume={58 7},
The aim of the present study was to establish new reference intervals for serum thyrotropin (TSH) levels in Japanese subjects without antithyroid antibodies. We reviewed the serum TSH level of all patients 20 years of age and over who attended the outpatient clinic of our hospital between January 1, 2003, and September 20, 2010. The thyroid gland of every patient was examined by ultrasonography, and subjects found to have a normal thyroid were chosen. The following subjects were excluded… CONTINUE READING
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