TABLE 4.

Laboratory Evaluations

Laboratory Test% Pediatricians* (n = 182–186)% PNPs* (n = 263–269)
Lipid profile57.852.8
Total cholesterol65.655.3
Insulin17.54.9
Glucose tolerance test15.34.5
Glucose29.031.3
Glycohemoglobin6.03.8
Thyroid function tests45.145.3
Cortisol4.46.4
Liver enzymes10.816.3
Recommended evaluation*16.514.6
  • * Percentage of pediatricians and PNPs who responded “most of the time” or “often.” Because of missing responses, N varied somewhat for each question.

  • Percentage of respondents who adhered to all recommended evaluation responses for this part of the patient encounter, as outlined in Table 1.