Solved: Thyroid Test Analysis

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A.) Identify the normal values for each of the following labs. Consider normal values across gender, race, and age, and pregnancy status, when applicable.

B.) Identify clinical indications for obtaining the following labs.

1.) List when indicated for routine screens if applicable (for example,the USPSTF recommends screening for chlamydia in sexually active women age 24 years and younger and in older women who are at increased risk for infection, or TSH screening is indicated for newborns. Indications for screening can also include risk factors. For example, ordering cholesterol levels on a patient with HTN or DM.

2.) Besides screening, list 1-3 clinical indications for ordering the lab. For example, clinical indications of WBC might include fever, weight loss, severe abdominal pain, etc.

C.) Identify conditions associated with abnormal LOW levels of each of the following labs (if applicable)

D.) Identify conditions associated with abnormal HIGH levels of each of the following labs (if applicable)

E.) For your last category of tests, choose only THREE of the following tests. Report screening indications for the three chosen tests, and some clinical indications for ordering them, normal values/results, and S/Sx associated with high/low or abnormal values when applicable. CHOOSE THREE

a. Mammography

b. Pap Smear

c. TB testing (can be PPD or Quaniterferon gold)

d. Colonoscopy for colon CA

e. PFT tests

f. CT for lung cancer

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