thyroid function test
- thyroid gland, such as the perchlorate discharge test, protein-bound iodine test, radioactive iodine uptake test, thyroid-stimulating hormone test, thyroid suppression test, thyrotropin-releasing hormone test, triiodothyronine resin uptake test, and measurement of pertechnetate uptake.
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