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BMC conducts high rates of thyroid testing in pregnant women, study finds
Date:6/30/2011

en with no risk factors for hypothyroidism a group who would normally not be tested under some current guidelines.

"Due to the fact that there are conflicting guidelines, we were surprised to find a high rate of testing here at BMC," said Pearce, from the section of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition at BMC. "Had BMC not conducted routine testing, there is the potential that many women with mild hypothyroidism would not have been identified."


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Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center
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