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Physiological changes necessitate the use of pregnancy-specific reference ranges for thyrotrophin (TSH) and free T4 (FT4) to diagnose thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy. Although many centers use fixed upper limits for TSH of 2.5 or 3.0 mU/L, this may lead to overdiagnosis or even overtreatment. The new guidelines of the American Thyroid Association have considerably changed recommendations regarding thyroid function reference ranges in pregnancy accordingly. Any hospital or physician that is still using the 2.5 or 3.0 mU/l cut-off for TSH during pregnancy should evaluate their own lab-specific cut-offs. The investigator's objective is to establish a rational reference range of serum TSH for the diagnosis of subclinical hypothyroidism in the first, second, and third trimester of pregnant women in the Thrace region in Turkey.


Clinical Trial Description

Serum thyroid function tests (including T3, T4, TSH, Anti-TPO) will be obtained from the singleton pregnancies in the first, second, and third trimester to determine the local specific normal ranges. ;


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NCT number NCT04860622
Study type Observational [Patient Registry]
Source Sehit Prof. Dr. Ilhan Varank Sancaktepe Training and Research Hospital
Contact Arzu Tekin, MD
Phone +905302525690
Email [email protected]
Status Recruiting
Phase
Start date April 1, 2021
Completion date May 30, 2021

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