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Dialysable thyroxine index in the assessment of thyroid status
  1. T. M. D. Gimlette
  1. Isotope Laboratory, St. Thomas's Hospital, London


    A method is described for assessing thyroid status by estimating plasma thyroxine and dialysable thyroxine and multiplying these two to give a dialysable thyroxine index.

    Certain difficulties which sometimes invalidate other thyroid function tests are avoided. The techniques are relatively simple and clear differentiation between thyroid states can usually be made.

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