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The Healthy Thyroid
TSH Stimulates T3 and T4 Release
Blood Calcium Sensor
Blood Calcium Decreases
Thyroid Function Screening Tests
If TSH High
Free T4 (FT4)
If TSH Low
Free T4 (FT4) and T3 (Triiodothyronine)
Consider Serum Total T4 (Thyroxine)
Only Total T4 Increases in Pregnancy
T4 is Converted to T3
Avoid for Inpatient Screening
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