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To evaluate thyroid hormone levels related to deficiency or excess to assist in diagnosing disorders such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
Method: Immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA).
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 10)|
|0–1 wk||3–8 mg/dL||30–80 mg/L|
|1–12 mo||1.6–3.6 mg/dL||16–36 mg/L|
|14–19 yr||1.2–2.5 mg/dL||12–25 mg/L|
|Greater than 20 yr||1.3–3.3 mg/dL||13–33 mg/L|
|Pregnancy, third trimester||4.7–5.9 mg/dL||47–59 mg/L|
|Oral contraceptives||1.5–5.5 mg/dL||15–55 mg/L|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Thyroxine-Binding Globulin." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425213/3/Thyroxine_Binding_Globulin.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Thyroxine-Binding Globulin. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425213/3/Thyroxine_Binding_Globulin. Accessed December 11, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Thyroxine-Binding Globulin. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425213/3/Thyroxine_Binding_Globulin
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Thyroxine-Binding Globulin [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 December 11]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425213/3/Thyroxine_Binding_Globulin.
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