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Insulin-like Growth Factor 1

Alternate names:
IGF-1, Somatomedin C
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
IGF
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:

Pack in ice and send to laboratory immediately for centrifugation

Notes:

Useful in assessment of hormonal control of acromegaly

IGF-1 levels vary up to puberty and may be higher during growth

Pack in ice and send to laboratory immediately for centrifugation

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Reference Interval:

Age- related reference ranges

Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Spin, separate and freeze serum.

Transport Instructions:

Transport frozen.

External Laboratory:
Royal Melbourne Hospital
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