Author | Paul B. Kaplowitz, MD, PhD

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Thyroid testing: When to worry (not often) and when to reassure

January 01, 2007

Article

Thyroid problems can be worrisome, but relatively few children referred for workup for an abnormal thyroid test have clinically significant disease. Choosing the right screening tests can prevent these costly encounters without compromising children whose test results warrant close follow-up and possible intervention.

Thyroid testing: When to worry (not often) and when to reassure

January 01, 2007

Article

Thyroid problems can be worrisome, but relatively few children referred for workup for an abnormal thyroid test have clinically significant disease. Choosing the right screening tests can prevent these costly encounters without compromising children whose test results warrant close follow-up and possible intervention.