Specimen Requirements

Title

GROWTH HORMONE (GH)

Specimen Requirement

1-SST/1mL SERUM. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate (if specimen is not received in the lab within 24 hours, aliquot and freeze serum).

Methodology

Stability

24HRS REFRIGERATED/7 DAYS FROZEN

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

Clinical Use

Growth is stimulated and controlled by the anabolic and mitogenic activities of growth hormone (GH) and the insulin-like growth factors (IGFs).

Test Code

GH