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Diagnosis: Hypothyroidism -- Answers to Some Common Questions


Updated June 09, 2014

Diagnosis: Hypothyroidism -- Answers to Some Common Questions


"Over 13 Million Americans with Thyroid Disease Remain Undiagnosed," American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Press Release, January 2003, Online

Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines: Laboratory Support for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Thyroid Disease, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, Academy of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), 2002 Online

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