Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

Thyroid

Thyroid Cancer

The AAFP recommends against the use of ultrasound screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic persons. (1996)

(Grade: D recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsthca.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Thyroid Disease, Adults

The AAFP concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine screening for thyroid disease in adults. (2004)

(Grade: I recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Consideration: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsthca.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Thyroid Function Abnormalities, Newborns

The AAFP recommends screening for congenital hypothyroidism (CH) in newborns. (2008)

(Grade: A recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspscghy.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)