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Table 3 bTSH levels at screening, sTSH at diagnostic confirmation, starting day of treatment

From: Congenital hypothyroidism after newborn screening program reorganization in the Apulia region

  At term Preterm Dysgenesis Eutopic thyroid
bTSH at screening
(µU/ml)
40.7 ± 47.3 24.5 ± 9.5a 98.1 ± 63.4 30 ± 30.1b
sTSH at diagnostic confirmation (µU/ml) 192.7 ± 235.7 58.3 ± 41.9a 358.1 ± 245.2 131.6 ± 174.5c
Starting day of treatment 17.8 ± 12.6 24.3 ± 14.4 11.6 ± 9.12 18.9 ± 11.9c
  1. 3/16 preterm newborns (18.7%) were positive at the first screening; 13/16 preterm newborns (81.3%) were positive at the second screening
  2. avs at term p > 0.05
  3. bvs dysgenesis p > 0.05
  4. cvs dysgenesis p = 0.005