Laura M. Gunder, DHSc, MHE, PA-C, and Sara Haddow, MSA, PA-C
November 30, 2009
At a glance
Read the rest of this excellent article here: The Clinical Advisor
- The serum thyroid-stimulating hormone is the best initial test of thyroid function.
I would like to point out that measuring TSH only is misleading for many, many patients, especially those who have had or still have a pituitary adenoma. Also, anyone who has had surgery for a pituitary adenoma cannot rely on TSH values to determine hypothyroidism.