© 2010

Thyroid Function Testing

  • Gregory A. Brent
  • Provides clinically practical information from the most recent scientific advances


Part of the Thyroid Function Testing book series (ENDO, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Stephen A. Huang, Luciana A. de Castro Neves
    Pages 1-20
  3. Wendy M. van der Deure, Marco Medici, Robin P. Peeters, Theo J. Visser
    Pages 21-43
  4. Maria Andersson, Michael B. Zimmermann
    Pages 45-69
  5. Jim R. Stockigt
    Pages 85-107
  6. R. A. Ajjan, A. P. Weetman
    Pages 109-124
  7. Carole Spencer, Ivana Petrovic
    Pages 125-153
  8. Angela M. Leung, Alan P. Farwell
    Pages 155-171
  9. Alicia G. Marks, Stephen H. LaFranchi
    Pages 173-185
  10. Jonathan S. LoPresti, Komal S. Patil
    Pages 187-207
  11. John H. Lazarus, Offie P. Soldin, Carol Evans
    Pages 209-233
  12. Mary H. Samuels
    Pages 235-250
  13. Sonia Ananthakrishnan, Elizabeth N. Pearce
    Pages 251-277
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 279-284

About this book


Thyroid function tests are performed by essentially all medical practitioners across every clinical setting.  Significant insights have been gained into thyroid regulation and thyroid hormone metabolism that influence the selection and interpretation of thyroid function tests.  Recent studies are summarized showing that genetic variations in key thyroid regulating genes may influence thyroid function tests. The basics of thyroid function measurements, approaches, limitations and clinical applications will be described for the major categories of thyroid function tests.  Application of thyroid function testing to key clinical settings are discussed, including management of thyroid diseases.  An approach to thyroid function testing in special groups is described, including infants and children, the elderly, pregnant women, and the hospitalized patient.  

The authors represent leaders in research and clinical practice from world class centers of excellence in medicine.

"In this volume, leading experts provide a comprehensive overview of a difficult and commonly encountered clinical challenge--how to interpret thyroid function test results.  Ranging from fundamental genetics to both inpatient and outpatient environments, this book will be of enriching value to internists, pediatricians, endocrinologists and those studying thyroid physiology."

- Shlomo Melmed, M.D. Series Editor


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory A. Brent
    • 1
  1. 1.VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare SystemDavid Geffen School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Thyroid Function Testing
  • Editors Gregory A. Brent
  • Series Title Thyroid Function Testing
  • Series Abbreviated Title Thyroid Function Testing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-1484-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-2575-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-1485-9
  • Series ISSN 1566-0729
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 392
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
    Internal Medicine
    General Practice / Family Medicine
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews: “This book discusses all aspects of thyroid function tests, and also examines their use in special populations such as pregnant women, the elderly, and infants. … This is an ideal book for endocrinologists (including practicing endocrinologists and endocrine fellows), as well as internists and pediatricians … . The chapters are well written, and the authors are experts in their respective fields. … I highly recommend this book for anyone wishing to learn more about thyroid function tests.” (Ronald N. Cohen, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2010)