Specimen: GROWTH HORMONE; GH
Stability (Room): N/A
Stability (Refrigerated): N/A
Stability (Frozen): 2 months
Comment: Also see GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATION TEST, GROWTH HORMONE SUPPRESSION TEST & GROWTH DISORDER PANEL.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: This assay is useful for the diagnosis of Acromegaly / Gigantism and assessment of treatment efficacy.It is used to diagnose Growth hormone deficiency specially in children with short stature. This test should be used in conjunction with stimulation and suppression tests for definite results.
Disease: Disorders of Growth
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Overnight fasting is mandatory. Patient should be at complete rest 30 minutes prior to sampling.