Reference list for analyzing normal thyroid lab results

This list provides all references in alphabetical order for the following series of posts: Series introduction: Cognitive barriers to analyzing "normal" thyroid lab resultsBarrier 1: Are normal thyroid reference ranges risk-free zones?Barrier 2: What's wrong with calling TSH, FT3 and FT4 "thyroid function tests"?Barrier 3: Can a normal TSH rule out thyroid disease? 3.1: Age … Continue reading Reference list for analyzing normal thyroid lab results

Cognitive barriers to analyzing “normal” thyroid lab results

Here is a common moment that occurs now and then in doctor’s offices. The physician looks up from their computer screen and tells the patient, “Your thyroid function tests came back normal, so nothing is wrong with your thyroid.” That statement reveals the dismal state of medical ignorance about normal-range thyroid lab results. It’s not … Continue reading Cognitive barriers to analyzing “normal” thyroid lab results