How often should adults have thyroid tests?



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         Opinions differ:

    • The American Thyroid Association recommends that adults 35 and over get tested every 5 years.
    • The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommends screening for women of childbearing age before or during the first trimester of pregnancy.   
    • The American Academy of Family Physicians advises against thyroid screening for asymptomatic patients under 60. 
    • The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has concluded that there is no compelling evidence for or against routine thyroid screening.


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    It is recommended that adults receive the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) test beginning at age 35, and then every few years after that. Women age 60 and above should be receiving the test every year, and the same for men beginning at age 70. The test should also be given before conceiving and once in the first trimester of pregnancy. Those with a history of autoimmune disease in their family or symptoms of persistent thyroid (but a normal test result), should get tested more regularly. People who have overactive or underactive thyroids, as evidenced by the test, generally receive screenings at least twice a year.

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