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Human Growth Hormone (HGH) *

SIM

11530 

CPT

83003 

Synonyms

Somatotropic Hormone; Somatotropin; Growth Hormone; STH; 

Specimen Type

Serum 

Container

Red-top or gold-top tube

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

Volume:   1 ml.
Min. volume: 0.5 ml.

Additional Information

Pituitary function test useful in the diagnosis of hypothalamic disorder, hypopituitarism, acromegaly and ectopic growth hormone production by neoplasm.
This test may exhibit interference when collected from a person taking high doses of biotin.

Patient Preparation

Fasting patients who have been resting for 30  minutes prior to collection.

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

 Refrigerated :14 days 

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; lipemia; plasma

Reference Range

Reference Range accompanies report

CriticalValue

 

Test Includes

Growth Hormone 

Methodology

Immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA) 

TestingFrequency

 

LCA

004275 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride                    

Reviewed Date

2/19/2018 

Supplemental

* Denotes Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 19, 2018

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