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Author Musto, Joseph D. ♦ Pizzolante, John M. ♦ Chesarone, Vincent P.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract There is a need for improvement of thyrotropin measure-ments in the clinical laboratory, specifically in the lower portion of the normal range. We cite realistic examples of incorrect, misleading data generated with many thyrotropin kits currently in use and propose a practical laboratory protocol to evaluate the performance of a procedure for determining thyrotropin. The protocol integrates medical physiology with analytical measurement. It is our opinion that most commercial thyrotropin kits currently in use for the measurement of thyrotropin (thy-roid-stimulating hormone) in clinical laboratories (hospital, private, and reference) in the United States yield inaccurate results that can be misleading to the physician, resulting in incorrect diagnoses or additional unnecessary diagnostic testing, or both.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study