The sTSH blood test helps endocrinologists determine whether their patients are experiencing thyroid problems. Learn how physicians use this test for diagnosing and monitoring endocrine conditions.
The RDW blood test is one of several components of a CBC (complete blood count). Red cell distribution width measures the variance in the sizes of the red blood cells in a blood sample. It is useful in the diagnosis of several types of anemia.
Thiopurine drugs are used to treat cancers, autoimmune diseases, and organ transplant recipients. A small number of people are deficient in the TPMT enzyme needed to metabolize these drugs. This can result in serious toxicity. Testing TPMT levels before starting the drug therapy can prevent it.