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What are the tests for thyroid nodules?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: TSH ultrasound

Tsh (blood test) to check thyroid function, ultrasound to characterise the nodule (how many, size, solid vs.
Cyst, suspicion for malignancy), fine needle aspiration (fna) for suspicious nodules.

In brief: TSH ultrasound

Tsh (blood test) to check thyroid function, ultrasound to characterise the nodule (how many, size, solid vs.
Cyst, suspicion for malignancy), fine needle aspiration (fna) for suspicious nodules.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Surgery - Head & Neck
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tests thyroid nodles

Free T4 and TSH are the basics.
These two determine high (hyper), normal, or low (hypo) thyroid. Then f autoimmune disease is a consideration, thyroglobulin, anti Thyroglobulin antibody, thyroid peroxidase and anti thyroid peroxidase will be ordered.

In brief: Tests thyroid nodles

Free T4 and TSH are the basics.
These two determine high (hyper), normal, or low (hypo) thyroid. Then f autoimmune disease is a consideration, thyroglobulin, anti Thyroglobulin antibody, thyroid peroxidase and anti thyroid peroxidase will be ordered.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
Dr. Brendan Stack Jr.
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Dr. Alen Cohen
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Labs and FNA

Any thyroid nodule over 1 centimeter deserves the attention of a thyroid specialist, either an endocrinologist or thyroid surgeon.
They will recommend a detailed ultrasound, thyroid function tests (labs) and an ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (fna) of the nodule.

In brief: Labs and FNA

Any thyroid nodule over 1 centimeter deserves the attention of a thyroid specialist, either an endocrinologist or thyroid surgeon.
They will recommend a detailed ultrasound, thyroid function tests (labs) and an ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (fna) of the nodule.
Dr. Alen Cohen
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