Laboratory Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease

by Instructor: Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP); Instructor: Evelyn M. O’Reilly, EdD, RN

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Catherine Swift, MT(ASCP) is the clinical laboratory science editor for Relias Learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hastings College and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center. She has experience working in hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories, and research experience in microbiology as well as clinical research trials involving patients and various drug therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis and bone density at Creighton University School of Medicine. Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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    1.00HOURS

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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-LAB04
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2020-06-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-06-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe diseases that involve the thyroid gland and its effect; Outline the feedback process of thyroid function; 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
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; intermediate level Clinical Laboratory Personnel; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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