Testing & Diagnosis for Hypothyroidism in Children

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How can doctors tell if my child has hypothyroidism?

Congenital (present at birth) hypothyroidism is usually detected during a child’s routine newborn screening.

  • Blood samples will reveal any abnormal levels of T4 or TSH hormones, which may indicate that your child has thyroid problems.
     
  • Your physician may also want to scan your child’s thyroid gland to check for abnormalities.
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