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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-74

Laboratory evaluation of thyroid function

Department of Medicine, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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M Suresh Babu
Department of Medicine, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.180433

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Once diabetes is excluded, thyroid gland diseases form the main bulk of endocrine problems that the practicing physician encounters in their clinical practice. As patients with thyroid gland dysfunction may present with varied symptoms of different severity levels, physicians often have to identify such patients, so that appropriate treatment for thyroid disorders can be instituted at the earliest to prevent potential future complications. The current review will cover the evaluation and interpretation of thyroid function tests in the diagnosis of thyroid disorders.

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