Webinar: Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests

Healthcare News | 2014-03-13


Thyroid disease is a prevalent and important worldwide health concern that affects 4–8% of the global population. Currently, a variety of clinically relevant thyroid function tests are available to help diagnose and manage the various thyroid diseases. For proper patient treatment and care, it is critical that test results compare well from lab to lab and method to method. However, it is apparent in the medical community that there has been a lack of standardization and harmonization across the various thyroid function tests.

Current efforts toward resolving these concerns have been spearheaded by the IFCC Working Group for Standardization of Thyroid Function Testing (WG-STFT) chaired by Dr. Linda Thienpont. In this webinar, Dr. Thienpont discusses work now underway in support of standardization and harmonization.


Dr. Linda Thienpont, Pharm, Clinical Chemist, PhD

Director of Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ghent University, Belgium

Date:     Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Time:     2:00 p.m. EDT

This program has been designated for 1.0 PACE continuing education credit.1

This webinar will be available for replay starting the day after the event. All who register for the event can access the webinar replay at any time.

Key Benefits

  • Understand the current status of method biases for thyroid function testing (TFT).
  • Recognize the benefits of using standardized assays for management of thyroid disease.
  • Describe the current and future study phases of the IFCC Working Group's TFT standardization efforts.

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1 There is a charge of $10.00 plus local tax for each half or full hour of CE credit. Purchase of CE credit is optional. Non-accredited participation in Siemens educational offerings and programs remains complimentary.

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