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The Healthy Thyroid

Thyroid Gland
Characteristics
TSH Stimulates T3 and T4 Release
Metabolism Regulation
Blood Calcium Sensor
Calcitonin Release
Blood Calcium Decreases
Bone Building
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Thyroid Function Screening Tests
If TSH High
Free T4 (FT4)
If TSH Low
Free T4 (FT4) and T3 (Triiodothyronine)
Consider Serum Total T4 (Thyroxine)
Considerations
Only Total T4 Increases in Pregnancy
T4 is Converted to T3
Avoid for Inpatient Screening
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2 mins

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