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ID:95 Growth Hormone (GH)
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DescriptionRandom GH samples cannot be used to diagnose GH disorders. Please contact the laboratory for protocols for dynamic studies for either GH deficiency or acromegaly/gigantism. GH is calibrated against WHO NIBSC IS 98/574. Conversion factor: miu/L = 3 x ug/L
IndicationACROMEGALY: If acromegaly is suspected, a GTT should be performed to determine if GH can be suppressed by hyperglycaemia. SHORT STATURE: A low random GH cannot diagnose GH deficiency. GH deficiency can be due to a number of causes.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationDynamic function tests are required.

DepartmentBlood Sciences
SampleBlood
TubeSerum Gel
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol1 mL
Freq.Weekly

Ref. Range (Male)See note
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range NotesLevels fluctuate considerably and must be interpreted on an individual basis.
Unitsug/L
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT14 days
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT14 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 24/05/2017 07:44:43. Published By Sylvia McLellan on 24/05/2016 07:44:43.