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Growth Hormone

Alternate names:
GH, somatotrophin
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
GRH
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Notes:

Random blood samples are of limited value in diagnosis because of variation with food, exercise and stress

Stimulation tests - Hypoglycaemia, Exercise

Suppresion test - Glucose load

 

Frequency:
Twice weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
3-4 days
Reference Interval:
> 18 yrs Male < 2.49 ug/L
  Female < 9.90 ug/L
11 - 17 yrs Male 0.08 - 10.80 ug/L
  Female 0.12 - 8.10 ug/L
0 - 10 yrs Male 0.09 - 6.30 ug/L
  Female 0.12 - 7.80 ug/L
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Spin, separate and freeze serum; transport frozen.

External Laboratory:
Austin Pathology
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