Strange Thyroid Function Tests

Strange Thyroid Function Tests - Thyroid Disease Manager Algorithms

This scheme is intended to provide a general guide for interpretation of abnormal thyroid function test– tests that are “abnormal ” in the sense that they do not fit with typical hyper or hypo-thyroidism. Possible explanations are offered for consideration and investigation.

IEF- refers to isoelectric focusing analysis, Alb.ppt- refers to albumin co-precipitation analysis, and NTIS refers to “Non-Thyroidal Illness syndrome”. FTE refers to any test equivalent to a free thyroxine measurement.