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dc.creatorMilinković, Neda
dc.creatorIgnjatović, Svetlana
dc.creatorŽarković, Miloš
dc.creatorJovičić, Snežana
dc.creatorRadosavljević, Branimir
dc.creatorSingh, Sandra
dc.creatorMajkić-Singh, Nada
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-02T11:39:00Z
dc.date.available2019-09-02T11:39:00Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0036-5513
dc.identifier.urihttp://farfar.pharmacy.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/2099
dc.description.abstractObjectives. Defining adequate reference limits (RLs) for thyroid hormones is an important task for support monitoring and the treatment of subclinical thyroid disease. We determined whether there are age-related RLs for thyroid parameters in male and female outpatients free of overt thyroid disease. Design. We analyzed 22,860 results (11,440 male and 11,420 female outpatients above the age of 18) for thyrotropin (TSH), free thyroxine (fT4) and total triiodothyronine (T3) that were stored in our laboratory information system between 2008 and 2011. We calculated the 2.5th and 97.5th centiles for the analyzed thyroid parameters. Results. Our results indicate higher TSH levels with ageing, with a significant difference (p lt 0.05) between the 97.5th centiles for males and females older than 70 (5.07 mIU/L and 4.10 mIU/L), but also a significant difference between male and female fT4 from 31 to 40 and from 41 to 50 years old (18.4 vs 14.9 pmol/L and 19.0 vs 15.9 pmol/L, p lt 0.05), respectively. Overall indirect estimates of the 97.5th centiles for TSH for males and females were not significantly different and were below the generally recommended upper limit (4.01 mIU/L and 4.20 mIU/L, respectively). In addition, we found no statistically signifi cant change in mean T3 values in the analyzed population. Conclusions. This cross-sectional study indicates change in TSH and fT4 levels with ageing and gender-related upper limits. This suggests that by using indirect estimation a laboratory could provide clinicians with more accurate gender- and age-specific RLs for thyroid parameters.en
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Ltd, Abingdon
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/175036/RS//
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.sourceScandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
dc.subjectReference limitsen
dc.subjectsubclinical thyroid diseaseen
dc.subjectthyroid parametersen
dc.subjectTSHen
dc.titleIndirect estimation of age-related reference limits of thyroid parameters: A cross-sectional study of outpatients' resultsen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractИгњатовић, Светлана; Жарковић, Милош; Радосављевић, Бранимир; Мајкић-Сингх, Нада; Милинковић, Неда; Јовичић, Снежана; Сингх, Сандра;
dc.citation.volume74
dc.citation.issue5
dc.citation.spage378
dc.citation.epage384
dc.citation.other74(5): 378-384
dc.citation.rankM23
dc.identifier.wos000340429200002
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/00365513.2014.898324
dc.identifier.pmid24684474
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84906232310
dc.identifier.rcubconv_3139
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion


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