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The TSH threshold in neonatal screening for congenital hypothyroidism: a variable solution
  1. C Colón,
  2. J R Alonso-Fernández
  1. Laboratorio de Metabolopatías, Departamento de Pediatría, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago, Choupana, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Professor Jose Ramón Alonso-Fernández, Laboratorio de Metabolopatías, Departamento de Pediatría, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Choupana, s/n E-15706 Santiago de Compostela, Spain; joseramon.alonso{at}usc.es

Abstract

An algorithm is described whereby the threshold for thyroid-stimulating hormone used in neonatal screening for congenital hypothyroidism is re-set for each run on the basis of the variation and values of measurements of certified samples.

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