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Clinical diagnostic laboratory play a crucial role in the management of thyroid disorders: A literature review

Mansourian, A.R. (2013) Clinical diagnostic laboratory play a crucial role in the management of thyroid disorders: A literature review. Journal of Biological Sciences, 13 (8). pp. 649-664. ISSN 17273048 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Laboratory measurements of thyroid hormones arises from the fact that the patients origin of diseases in many cases cannot be distinguished based only on clinical examination alone and it can be diagnosed by the laboratory assessment. Although, Serum Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is the single unique hormone which is able to predict the thyroid status but the TSH measurement by itself sometimes can be misguiding and prevent the full understanding of thyroid patient. Laboratory evaluation of thyroid hormones, TSH, thyroxine (T4) are the least thyroid hormones although there are many other thyroid related parameters which can be measured, if their evaluation was recommended by the physician. There are many reports in the medical circle on the possible misdiagnosis and eventual mistreatment if the proper clinical cooperation between the physicians and clinical laboratory is either disrupted or mistrusted. The aim of this review is to emphasize the importance of close correlation between physician and clinical laboratory to prevent any possible medical mistake. The application of proper methods and techniques and specific requirement of age and gender reference intervals in the laboratory for the thyroid hormones measurements is strongly recommended to have the full confidence of the physician and to avoid misdiagnosis and eventual mistreatments of patients involved. © 2013 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Biol. Sci. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Metabolic Disorders Research Center, Gorgan Medical School, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diagnostic laboratoIy, LaboratoIy techniques, Physician, Thyroid hormones, Thyroid stimulating hormone, beta globulin, chorionic gonadotropin, estrogen, hypophysis hormone, peroxidase, thyroid antibody, thyroid hormone, thyrotropin, thyroxine, article, atherosclerosis, clinical assessment, clinical decision making, diet supplementation, dietary intake, health care cost, health care personnel, human, hypercholesterolemia, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, laboratory diagnosis, medical care, pregnancy disorder, pregnancy outcome, thyroid disease, thyroid function, thyrotropin blood level
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
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Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 07:54
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2015 07:21
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1814

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