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Endocrine System - Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

Computed Tomography Cross-section x-ray images of the pituitary gland and other endocrine organs
Exophthalmometry Measurement of eyeball protrusion as an indicator of Graves Disease
Fasting Blood Sugar (glucose) Test Measurement of glucose levels in a blood sample taken from a fasting patient and in specimen taken 30 min, 1 hour, 2 hours, and 3 hours after the ingestion of 75mg of glucose.
MRI magnetic waves produce images of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and other endocrine organs in all threee planes of the body
Radioactive Iodine Uptake The uptake of radioactive iodine, given by mouth, measured as evidence of thyroid function
Serum and Urine Tests Measurement of hormones, electrolytes, and glucose levels in blood (serum) and uren as indicators of endocrine function
Thyroid function Tests Measurement of levels of T4, T3, and TSH in the bloodstream
Thyroid Scan Procedure in which a radioactive compound, injected intravenously, localizes in the thyroid gland
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