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Six o'clock blood result - hyper- and hypothyroidism

Module summary

Our new series on how to cope with a last-minute blood result begins with pathologist Dr Danielle Freedman discussing hyper- and hypothyroidism.

Learning objectives

This module will update your knowledge on blood test results in hypo- and hyperthyroidism, including:

  • Normal values 
  • Likely causes of any changes in TSH levels
  • Drugs that affect thyroid function
  • Immediate action to be taken 
Author

Dr Danielle Freedman is a consultant chemical pathologist and associate physician in clinical endocrinology at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

This article was commissioned through the clinical practice section of the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB). The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the ACB

Date module published
30/12/2014
Module due for review
30/12/2016
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Concise
Muhammad Zulfiqar
24.03.2017.
Short and clear.
Just what's needed.
Grahame Coleman
23.03.2017.
concise module
Effie Flourentzou
18.03.2017.
Good
Alexander Marshall
17.03.2017.
Excellent
Chris Waldrum
04.03.2017.