hrp0097p1-398 | Thyroid | ESPE2023

Positive predictive value of dried blood sampling of TSH in diagnosing congenital hypothyroidism in neonates born at a tertiary care hospital.

Ahmed Khan Wasif , Naz Fizzah , Arif Muzna , Nisar Imran , Nuzhat Humayun Khadija

Background: In children, untreated Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH), can result in permanent neurological defects and growth abnormalities. This can be prevented by early detection and treatment of CH. Newborn screening for CH is considered one of the best tools for the prevention of these long-term complications. In our setting, we use heel-stick dried blood sample TSH (DBS-TSH) as a screening tool to detect CH. The DBS-TSH cut-off level is critical to ensuring...