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Thyroid Function Testing: A Brief Update

Balancing It All Up - What Test to Use When, cont.

Slide 13

April 2009

Finally, there is some auxiliary testing which is used to establish etiology or when things are murky. Antithyroperoxidase autoantibodies and antithyroglobulin autoantibodies can be useful to access the risk of progression of borderline hypothyroidism to complete hypothyroidism. If those autoantibodies are detectable, then there is a larger risk that a patient with borderline hypothyroidism will progress eventually to full-blown hypothyroidism.

What Test to Use When, cont.


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