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Table 2 Diagnostic criteria used to classify case and control dogs. TgAA, autoantibody against thyroglobulin; TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone; fT4, free thyroxine

From: Whole-genome genotyping and resequencing reveal the association of a deletion in the complex interferon alpha gene cluster with hypothyroidism in dogs

PhenotypeDiagnostic criteria
CaseTgAA POS and/or TSH ≥ 40 mU/l
ControlTgAA NEG, TSH ≤ 25 mU/l, fT4 ≥ 5 pmol/l, age ≥ 7 years