The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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Diagnosis and evaluation may involve assay of pituitary or target gland hormones.
Dynamic stimulation tests may assist to evaluate hormone reserves - consult pathologist.
Patients may have clinical or radiological evidence of a space occupying lesion in the pituitary fossa.
They may present initially with deficiency of a single hormone: Prolactin, Testosterone (in males), Luteinising hormone, Follicle stimulating hormone (in post-menopausal females), Thyroid stimulating hormone, Free T4, Cortisol, Growth hormone.
Alpha subunit - this may be the main secretory product of the tumour.
See also Pituitary/hypothalamic disorders
Empty sella syndrome
Single hormone deficiency
May be the presenting feature of any cause of panhypopituitarism, however single hormone deficiency can occur and is usually genetic.
Growth hormone stimulation test.
See Short stature
Growth hormone resistance, rather than deficiency; growth hormone levels are usually high.
Thyroid stimulating hormone
See also Hypothyroidism.
Luteinising hormone, Follicle stimulating hormone
See also Adrenocortical insufficiency.
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