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Thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) stimulation test

Synonym(s): TRH stimulation test

Contributor(s): David Bruyette

Overview

  • As the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis forms a dynamic system Hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis diagram , stimulation tests are preferable and are usually more diagnostic than single-sample tests.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Radioimmunoassay.

Availability

  • Most commercial laboratories.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Panciera D L (1999) Is it possible to diagnose hypothyroidism? JSAP 40(4), 152-157.

Organisation(s)

  • Most commercial laboratories.


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