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AAP new list of endocrine-related tests as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign

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eMediNexus    04 October 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics AAP has released a new list of five endocrine related tests that should prompt careful discussion between parents and physicians. 1. Hormone tests for children with public hair and or body odor but no other signs of puberty. 2. Screening tests to detect chronic disease or endocrine disorders in healthy children growing at or above the 3rd percentile with a normal growth rate. 3. Routine vitamin D screening in otherwise healthy children including those who are overweight or obese. 4. Thyroid function and or insulin levels tests in children with obesity. 5. Routine thyroid ultrasounds in children who have simple goiters or autoimmune thyroiditis.

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