The thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test is
the best screening test for conditions that can affect the thyroid
The results of a TSH test should be considered along with
the results of thyroid hormone tests, especially thyroxine (T4) results. For
more information about T3 and T4 testing, see the topic
Thyroid Hormone Tests.
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Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, 8th ed.
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Pagana KD, Pagana TJ (2010). Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.