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View in Spanish: Tirotropina alfa

Thyrotropin alfa (THY-roh-TROH-pin AL-fuh)
A form of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) that is made in the laboratory. It is used to test for remaining or recurring cancer cells in patients who have been treated for thyroid cancer. Also called Thyrogen.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.