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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

  • It is estimated that 20 million Americans suffer from some form of thyroid disease1
  • More than 70% of hyperthyroid cases are caused by overproduction of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland (Graves’ disease)2
  • Hypothyroidism accounts for approximately 80% of patients with thyroid disorders3

US Preventative Task Force guidelines suggest screening for women with strong family history of thyroid disease4; autoimmune disease (evidence of subclinical hypothyroidism may be related to unfavorable lipid profiles.5

LabCorp offers tests that can assist in the diagnosis of thyroid disorders, including hyperthyroidism, and autoimmune diseases such as Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

For more information, please download the following brochures:

Reference

  1. American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Thyroid diseases. [Lab Tests Online Web site]. December 20, 2009. Available at: http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/thyroid.html. Accessed February 8, 2010
  2. American Thyroid Association. Hyperthyroidism. Available at: http://www.thyroid.org/patients/patient_brochures/hyperthyroidism.html. Accessed December 22, 2009
  3. Hollowell JG, Staehling NW, Flanders, WD, et al. Serum TSH, T4, and thyroid antibodies in the United States population (1988 to 1994): National health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES III). J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2002;87:489-499
  4. US Preventative Services Task Force. Screening for thyroid dysfunction: Recommendation statement. Am Fam Physician. 2015;91(11):790A-F
  5. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Well Women Recommendations. High-Risk Factors. Available at: https://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Annual-Womens-Health-Ca...