According to the American Thyroid Association, as many as 60 percent of those with a thyroid disorder are unaware of their condition, and women are 5 to 8 times more likely than men to develop thyroid disease. If left untreated, thyroid dysfunction increases an individual’s risk for other serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease, infertility and osteoporosis.

Laboratory testing plays an important role to help diagnose and monitor thyroid disease states.

This educational podcast activity is brought to you by QuidelOrtho Corporation., and is not certified for continuing medical education. QuidelOrtho Corporation sponsors the program, and the speaker must present information following applicable FDA requirements.

About our Speaker: 

Rea Castro

MD, MPH, QuidelOrtho

Dr. Rea Castro is the Director of Medical Affairs at QuidelOrtho. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from the University of Santo Tomas and a Medical Degree from the University of the East in the Philippines, and a Master’s in Public Health from Northern Illinois University in the United States. She has experience in both clinical and biotechnology product development covering multiple therapeutic areas. As the head of Medical Affairs, she is responsible for providing medical support of QuidelOrtho’s products throughout the assay lifecycle. Her clinical focus before going into the industry was in Women’s Health.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What are the most common thyroid diseases and their causes?
  • How does disease prevalence vary within different population demographics?
  • What tests are used to diagnose and monitor thyroid diseases?
  • What are the complications associated with thyroid disorders?
  • What are the risks of hyper- and hypothyroidism to the mother and baby during pregnancy?