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T3 Uptake Method Comparison

A lab needs to do a method comparison between old and new instruments for T3 uptake (T3U) and is wondering how to go about it. One respondent recommended doing an ANOVA to show that there is no difference between the new and old T3U, as well as a regression analysis between T4 X T3U = FTI. However, other respondents suggested retiring the T3U test altogether—many labs consider it obsolete and the American Thyroid Association recommends using TSH along with free thyroxine (FT4) testing to diagnose and manage most patients with thyroid disorders.

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Have Diabetes? Take Care When Preparing for Lab Tests

For people with diabetes who take one or more medications every day to control their blood sugar levels, taking the drug but then fasting for a blood test can result in low blood sugar, which can cause fainting, dizziness and confusion, or potentially more serious problems.

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AACC Learning Lab is designed to help laboratory medicine experts expand their knowledge. Developed in collaboration with NEJM Group and Area9 Learning, this program uses revolutionary adaptive technology to deliver precisely the gold standard lab medicine content the learner needs.

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