TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: HGH    
Growth Hormone, Serum

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

Advisory Information

The recommended test for assessing growth hormone secretion in normal children is IGF1I / Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1, Serum.

 

The preferred test for acromegaly screening is IGF1 / Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1, Serum.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Patient Preparation: Fasting, 8 hours

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL

Collection Instructions:

1.  If multiple specimens are drawn, submit each vial under a separate order.

2.  Label specimens appropriately with the corresponding collection times.

Forms

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 90 days