Serum TSH determinations in pregnancy: how, when and why?

@article{Glinoer2010SerumTD,
  title={Serum TSH determinations in pregnancy: how, when and why?},
  author={Daniel Glinoer and Carole A. Spencer},
  journal={Nature Reviews Endocrinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={526-529}
}
Improvements in the sensitivity of the serum TSH assay have revolutionized our strategies for investigating thyroid function and firmly established TSH as the first-line thyroid function test for most clinical situations, including pregnancy. As a single hormone determination, serum TSH provides the most sensitive index to reliably detect thyroid function abnormalities. Normal thyroid function is important to ensure the best possible pregnancy outcome; in addition, disorders of the thyroid… CONTINUE READING
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