Laboratory Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease - CMEZ06B

Laboratory Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease

by Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) and Evelyn M. O'Reilly, RN, EdD
CMEZ06B
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This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

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Summary:

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.

Objectives:

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
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including laboratory professionals, dietitians, and physicians.
 
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
 
Physician Continuing Education Credit
 
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
 
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 2/26/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/3/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/3/2022

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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