on Investigation of Infants born to Mothers with Thyroid Disorders
Reviewed by Salim Aftimos and Wayne
For infants of mothers with Graves disease
Request T4 on baby on day 3
and day 7.
If T4 is abnormal, obtain a venous sample
for T4, TSH, and if sufficient serum also include T3.
If there is any doubt on interpreting the
results consult the Paediatric endocrine service.
For all other infants of mothers with
Unless previously specified by the
paediatric endocrinologist, request a Guthrie test, and write on card to
please send report to the requesting doctor. This will ensure that a
report is sent back within 2 days.