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Radioimmunoassay of Triiodothyronine in Unextracted Human Serum

Br Med J 1973; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5854.645 (Published 17 March 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;1:645

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  1. R.-D. Hesch,
  2. David Evered

    Abstract

    Serum triiodothyronine (T-3) concentrations have been estimated by radioimmunoassay using unextracted serum. The serum T-3 concentrations have been shown to be similar in two separate European populations (0·76-1·67 ng/ml). Raised T-3 values have been observed in all subjects with hyperthyroidism. Low values are seen in hypothyroidism although there is some overlap with the normal range. There is a good correlation between serum T-3 and serum thyroxine (T-4) concentrations, and estimation of T-3 seems likely to prove a practical and reliable test of thyroid function.