Growth Hormone (GH), Serum

Useful For: Growth Hormone (GH) – Measurement of GH is primarily of interest in the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of inappropriate growth hormone secretion. Growth hormone measurements in children are used in the evaluation of short stature and help differentiate low GH production from other sources of growth failure. Stimulation and suppression tests are often more meaningful than random measurements.

Methodology: Chemiluminescence

Specimen Requirements:
1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Send specimen frozen in plastic vial.

Analytical Time: 2 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Friday

CPT Information:
83003 –