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Cristiane Gomes-Lima, MD, and Kenneth D. Burman, MD; November 2017
Two cases in which thyroid function tests were ordered appropriately but not acted upon in a timely fashion illustrate the challenges of thyroid emergencies. The patient in Case #1 had a history of hyperthyroidism and noted not taking his medications for months, yet no one addressed his abnormal thyroid function tests until hospital day 3. He had thyroid storm. In Case #2, providers neglected to follow up on the patient's abnormal thyroid function tests, even though she was taking a medication with a known risk of thyroid toxicity. She had myxedema coma.
Journal Article > Study
Zilka LJ, Lott JA, Baker LC, Linard SM. J Clin Lab Anal. 2008;22:254-256.
Inconsistent and possibly erroneous results of thyroid tests for newborns occurred in 18 patients among 600,000 tested in this study. The authors recommend follow-up studies to determine the reproducibility of these results.