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TSH Index (TSHI) of Jostel et al for Identifying a Patient with Hypopituitarism

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for hypopituitarism using the TSH index of Jostel et al.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

E23

Description:

Jostel et al developed a TSH index (TSHI) that corrects for any physiological suppression of TSH secretion caused by free thryoxine (fT4). This can help to identify a patient with hypopituitarism. The authors are from Christie Hospital in Manchester, England.

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