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Also known as: Thyrotropin
Formal name: Thyroid-stimulating Hormone

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Sources Used in Current Review

(Updated 2014 May 14). Thyroid Tests. National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service [On-line information]. Available online at http://endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/thyroidtests/index.aspx through http://endocrine.niddk.nih.gov. Accessed June 2014.

Topiwala, S. (Updated 2012 June 26). TSH test. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003684.htm through http://www.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed June 2014.

(© 1995–2014). Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone-Sensitive (s-TSH), Serum. Mayo Clinic Mayo Medical Laboratories [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Overview/8939 through http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com. Accessed June 2014.

Lin, J. (Updated 2012 February 17). Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2074091-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed June 2014.

Meikle, A. W. and Straseski, J. (Updated 2014 April). Thyroid Disease. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/ThyroidDz.html?client_ID=LTD through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed June 2014.

Pagana, K. D. & Pagana, T. J. (© 2011). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 10th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 949-950.

McPherson, R. and Pincus, M. (© 2011). Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods 22nd Edition: Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. Pg 376.

©2014 American Thyroid Association. Hyperthyroidism and Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosis: Management Guidelines of the American Thyroid Association and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. If antithyroid drugs are chosen as initial management of GD, how should the therapy be managed? Available online at http://www.thyroid.org/thyroid-guidelines/hyperthyroidism/resultse/ through http://www.thyroid.org. Accessed September 2014.

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Sources Used in Previous Reviews

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Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

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MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. TSH. (Updated 10/24/07). [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003684.htm.

(© 2005). Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). ARUP's Guide to Clinical Laboratory Testing [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.aruplab.com/guides/clt/tests/clt_239b.jsp#1149154 through http://www.aruplab.com.

Wu, A. (2006). Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, Fourth Edition. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. Pp. 1038-1041.

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Meikle, A. and Roberts, W. (Updated 2010 October). Thyroid Disease. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/ThyroidDz.html through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed February 2011.

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