hrp0089p1-p250 | Thyroid P1 | ESPE2018

Thyroid Scintigraphy in the Diagnosis of Congenital Hypothyroidism

Woth Chris , Banerjee Indi , Hird Beverley , Patel Leena , Tetlow Lesley

Background: Identification of Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) is an essential part of Newborn Bloodspot Screening (NBS) in the UK. NBS for CH relies on Blood Spot (BS) Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) measurement in newborns on day 5 of life. Diagnostic confirmation of a screen positive result requires measurement of plasma/serum free thyroxine (fT4) and TSH but technetium thyroid scanning is not mandatory. Technetium-99m scintigraphy can be used to define siz...