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For referrers

Useful list of tests to consider

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Type 1 diabetes

Anti GAD/ IA2 antibodies (if new diagnosis) Urine or capillary ketones (if new diagnosis)
HbA1c, FBC, eLFT, fasting lipids with HDL/LDL, Urine for microalbuminuria, TSH, B12.
Anti transglutaminase Ab, IgA, Renin/Aldosterone, 8am cortisol, 

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Type 2 diabetes

HbA1c, FBC, eLFT, fasting lipids with HDL/LDL, Urine for microalbuminuria, TSH, B12.
Please ask your patient to ensure they bring their glucose meter or record book if they use one


TSH, TPO Ab, thyroglobulin Ab, fasting lipids with HDL/LDL, B12 Anti TTG Ab IgA, FBC eLFT

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T4, T3, TSH, ESR, thyroid stimulating antibodies ( TPO and Tg antibodies are not needed)

 FBC, eLFT, B12, anti transglutaminase Ab, IgA
Technetium scan (if done.)


A thyroid ultrasound is not needed unless there is a concern about an enlarged thyroid


Last BMD and films, fracture history, Vit D PTH, FBC, eLFT, TSH, anti-transglutaminase Ab, IgA, ESR serum protein electrophoresis, 

Thyroid nodules

Thyroid ultrasound(s), TSH, FBC, eLFT
CT Neck if symptoms of neck pressure, barium swallow if concerns of swallowing problems, Flow-Loop ventilation tests if symptoms of shortness of breath

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Irregular periods/PCOS

LNMP date, FSH, LH, Oestradiol, hCG, 17OHP, Androstenedione, DHEA-s, testosterone, SHBG,  TSH, Prolactin, fasting lipids with HDL and LDL, fasting glucose


eLFT, ionised calcium, PTH, Vit D, spot urine Ca:Cr (paired with eLFT) BMD (if done) ESR sEPP, serum ACE, FBC

Pituitary disorders


Growth hormone, IGF-1

6am-9am ACTH and cortisol

TSH, T4 T3

FSH LH and either oestradiol or testosterone


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