Laboratory Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease - 384-004-19

Laboratory Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease

by Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) and Evelyn M. O'Reilly, RN, EdD
(4.7 / 244 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that governs the body’s metabolic activity, as the hormones produced by the thyroid influence every major system. More than 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and in many cases it is misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. Women are affected with hypothyroidism 10 times more frequently than men. Up to 30% of woman worldwide have goiters. In women older than 75, an estimated 20% will develop Hashimoto’s thyroiditis during their lifetime. Malignancies are another concern; about 18,000 to 20,000 new cases of thyroid cancer are diagnosed every year.


The goal of this continuing education program is to inform laboratory professionals and dietitians about the diagnosis of thyroid disease. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Outline the feedback process of thyroid function
  • Describe diseases that involve the thyroid gland and its effect
  • Relate diagnostic laboratory test results to corresponding diseases of the thyroid, and name pharmaceuticals or physical histories that may interfere with testing in the lab
Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including laboratory professionals, dietitians, and physicians.
Laboratory professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
384-004-19 "Laboratory Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease" is approved 07/10/2019 to 07/31/2021.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 2/26/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/3/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/31/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Gledys V - Miami, FL  ·  Apr 08, 2020
Practical and very easy understanding material
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Ashley C - Rougemont, NC  ·  Apr 07, 2020
Lots of good information. Easy to follow along.
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Gabriel N - Upper Marlboro, MD  ·  Apr 07, 2020
Quite refreshing and resourceful. Definitely helpful towards the practice of my testing job.
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Albert P - Chino Hills, CA  ·  Apr 06, 2020
It makes us aware of the current development and new changes. A Rey helpful tool for our daily work. Please continue to make more CE's
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Dexter D - Williston, ND  ·  Apr 05, 2020
very informative and helpful.
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