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Growth Hormone (GH)

Order Code CH228
Turnaround Time 24-48 hours
Test Includes

Growth Hormone (GH)

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

SST (Tiger Top)

Preferred Specimens
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport Refrigerated (cold packs)
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature Unacceptable
Refrigerated 7 days
Frozen 30 days
Reject Criteria


Special Instructions

If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube. Label tube with time of collection and patients
name. Transport Refrigerated.

Test Details
Clinical Significance

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.

Reference Ranges

≤ 10 ng/mL