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Thyroid function tests

Definition

Thyroid function tests are common tests used to tell how well your thyroid is working.

See the following articles for details:

How the test is performed

How to prepare for the test

How the test will feel

Why the test is performed

Normal Values

What abnormal results mean

What the risks are

Special considerations

References

Kim M, Ladenson P. Thyroid. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. . 24th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 233.

Salvatore D, Davies TF, Schlumberger MJ, Hay ID, Larsen PR. Thyroid physiology and diagnostic evaluation of patients with thyroid disorders. In: Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM, Larsen PR, eds. . 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2011:chap 11.

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