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(biochemistry)
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As such, in addition to taking the patient's symptoms into account, it is necessary to evaluate them with the TSH test, since patients with these psychiatric disorders may be related to hormonal dysfunction.
* When interpreting discordant FT4 and TSH results, the TSH test usually yields the most diagnostically reliable result.
A sensitive TSH test is typically the first thyroid function test routinely ordered for the evaluation of thyroid status.
“Physicians who rely solely on the TSH test and only one treatment option, Levothyroxine (T4 only), too often leave patients suffering from debilitating symptoms such as chronic pain, relentless fatigue, heart disease, depression, and anxiety,” states ThyroidChange.
If a thyroid problem is suspected, order a TSH test and complete blood count.
A TSH test is an appropriate biosensor of endogenous free [T.sub.4] during pregnancy, she added.
They should also include a list of risk factors for maternal thyroid dysfunction with a recommendation to seek a TSH test if those risk factors are present.
Although the cost of an individual TSH test is less than the cost of a sleep study, a CPAP machine, or surgery, it is nonetheless a significant amount of money, an amount that proved to be spent to little avail.
Inherited thyroid is not picked up with the TSH test, which is probably a reason why millions of people are not diagnosed.
CHICAGO -- As the prevalence of thyroid nodules diagnosed on ultrasound increases, clinicians trying to decide whether to biopsy a particular nodule should consider adding a serum TSH test to their work-up, Dr.
(7) Additionally, any patient with an unexplained laboratory abnormality (eg, hypercholesterolemia, hyponatremia, anemia, hypercalcemia, elevated creatine phosphokinase) likely warrants a serum TSH test. The incremental cost of adding a TSH determination to quintennial cholesterol screening starting at age 35 years has been estimated to be $9200 per quality-adjusted life year for women and $22,600 for men; these figures are comparable to those for screening for breast cancer and hypertension.:
In that pronounced majority of cases, therefore, a TSH test alone would have been adequate to detect a problem.