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Blood Test Information

Growth Hormone
minimum sample volume required ~ 5ml

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Test Code: GH

Tube type: SST

Special instructions

Reference Range
Reference range is no longer applicable as each patient is assessed individually.
However, in response to OGTT, a normal GH suppressed to <0.7g/L excludes acromegaly.

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Turnaround Time
7 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Measurement of GH is useful as part of a dynamic function test in suspected acromegaly or GH deficiency. However, measurement of IGF-1 is recommended as initial investigation. See IGF-1.


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