hrp0092rfc9.2 | Fetal, Neonatal Endocrinology and Metabolism (to include Hypoglycaemia) | ESPE2019

Age-Specific Reference Values for Plasma FT4 and TSH Concentrations in Healthy, Term Neonates at Day Three to Seven, and 13 to 15 of Life

Naafs J.C. , Heinen C.A. , Zwaveling-Soonawala N. , van der Schoor S.R.D. , Tellingen V. van , Heijboer A.C. , Fliers E. , Boelen A. , van Trotsenburg A.S.P.

Background: Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is a common and preventable cause of mental retardation in children, and is detected using dried blood spots in many neonatal screening programs. Upon suspicion of CH, plasma free thyroxine (FT4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) concentrations are measured. CH can be of thyroidal or central origin (CH-T and CH-C, respectively). While CH-T diagnosis is based on an elevated plasma TSH in combination with a low FT4,...