Recent diagnostic advances include sensitive thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) assays, more accurate free thyroxine assays, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy. The workup of patients with suspected thyroid dysfunction generally begins with a TSH assay; guidelines are provided for subsequent thyroid tests. Aspiration biopsy is appropriate for those with a nodular goiter.
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|