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NACB: Thyroid Disease PDF

The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry

Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines

Laboratory Support for the Diagnosis
and Monitoring of Thyroid Disease 

  Published Guidelines -- PDF Format

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Table of Contents

Section I

Foreword and Introduction

Section II

Pre-analytic factors

Section III

Thyroid Tests for the Laboratorian and Physician


A. Total Thyroxine (TT4) and Total Triiodothyronine (TT3) methods
B. Free Thyroxine (FT4) and Free Triiodothyronine (FT3) tests
C. Thyrotropin/ Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) measurement
D. Thyroid Autoantibodies
E. Thyroglobulin (Tg) Measurement
F. Calcitonin (CT) and ret Proto-oncogene
G. Urinary Iodide Measurement
H. Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) and Cytology
I. Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism

Section IV

The Importance of the Laboratory - Physician Interface


Appendices and Glossary