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ea0086p135 | Thyroid | SFEBES2022

Thyroid function testing in people treated with Lithium: We are doing more thyroid tests than is necessary

Duce Helen , Duff Christopher J , Syed Zaidi , Parfitt Ceri , Fryer Anthony , Heald Adrian

Introduction: Lithium is a common pharmacological intervention for the treatment of bipolar affective disorder and is advocated by clinical practice guidelines (NICE 2021). Blood test monitoring is essential for management of lithium treatment and UK NICE guidance recommends 6-monthly serum testing of thyroid function. We here examine conformity to guidance and the consequences of monitoring outside these intervals.Methods: We extracted serum lithium/thy...