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ea0016p302 | Endocrine tumours | ECE2008

Impact of the use of recombinant TSH stimulated thyroglobulin measurement on health related quality of life in patients in follow-up for differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC)

Persoon ACM , Sluiter WJ , Jager PL , Ranchor AV , Wolffenbuttel BHR , Links TP

Introduction: Thyroglobulin (Tg) measurement is the cornerstone in the follow-up of DTC. Sensitivity can be optimised by measuring recombinant TSH stimulated Tg (rhTSH-Tg). Higher sensitivity results in more Tg positive patients who need imaging and considerable patient burden. We assessed the impact of rhTSH-Tg measurement on health related quality of life (HRQOL).Methods: In 121 patients in follow-up for DTC, Tg during thyroid hormone suppression thera...