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Sunday , January 29 2023

Thyroid test on hold – ‘No chemicals’

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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 30: The Ministry of Health (MOH) suffers from a shortage of laboratory chemicals used in conducting medical analyses in its laboratories as well as in hospitals, especially the materials used in thyroid hormone analyses, reports Al-Jarida daily.

The source told the daily, that there are directives issued to doctors working in clinics not to send patients to conduct an analysis of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) until further notice. The source stated that the aforementioned analysis has a value of only one dinar inside the dispensaries, and it takes one to two weeks to conduct it, while its value in private clinics is 10 dinars, and the results of the analysis appear within 24 hours.