|Test Code||HGH / HGH-M|
|Test||GROWTH HORMONE, SERUM|
|Methodology||Two-site Immunoenzymatic (Sandwich) Assay|
|Description||Useful for diagnosis of acromegaly and assessment of treatment efficacy, and for diagnosis of hGH deficiency
NOTE: This test is intended for adult patients, only. For pediatric patients, please order GROWTH HORMONE, PEDIATRIC, SERUM (HGHES).
|Specimen||Draw blood in either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube from a fasting patient. Spin down and send 1.0 mL of serum refrigerated in a screw-capped, plastic vial.
1. If multiple specimens are collected, send separate request form for each specimen.
2. Label specimens appropriately (corresponding collection time).
|Reference Values||Males: 0.01 - 0.97 ng/mL
Females: 0.01 - 3.61 ng/mL
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Saturday|