The preoperative evaluation included a physical examination, thyroid profile, radioisotope scan
, neck ultrasonography (USG), and fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC).
If serum TSH is either undetectable or partially suppressed, the next step should be a radioisotope scan
"Twenty-one patients in this series demonstrated single or multiple 'cold' nodules on either the fluorescent or the radioisotope scan
. No 'cold' nodule seen on the radioisotope scan
was missed by the fluorescent scan.
Test TPOAb TRAb Synonym Thyroid microsomal TBII,TSH binding antibodies, inhibiting thyroperoxidase immunoglobulin, antibodies thyrotropin-binding inhibitory immunoglobulin, thyroid binding inhibiting immunoglobulin Clinical Most sensitive test for Establishes Graves utility thyroid autoimmune disease as etiology of disorders (Hashimoto and thyrotoxicosis, Graves) and distinguishes particularly in patients them from with ambiguous clinical non-immune-mediated or biochemical findings, causes of thyroid and/or ambiguous/ disorders contraindicated thyroid radioisotope scans