Thyroid screening in the newborn: Utah experience

B. A. Buehler, M. J. Gortatouski, G. Scow, A. C. Hoogasian, P. C. Van Dyck

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Abstract

Since 1979, the State Department of Health Laboratory of Utah has screened 108,256 newborn infants for hypothyroidism. The incidence of diagnosed hypothyroid children during this period was 1 per 3,800 live births. Utilizing a normal range of serum thyroid hormone levels in newborn infants of 8.0 to 26.0 μg per dl, the incidence of normal infants initially considered hypothyroid was less than one percent. A review of our three years' experience is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 10 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Hematology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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    Buehler, B. A., Gortatouski, M. J., Scow, G., Hoogasian, A. C., & Van Dyck, P. C. (1983). Thyroid screening in the newborn: Utah experience. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 13(1), 5-9.