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

Test ID: FIRGH    
Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (IR-GH-RH) (Immunoreactive GH-RH)

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum

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

Patient preparation

Patient should not be on any medications that may influence pituitary secretion.

 

Serum

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red top or SST

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s), serum-gel tube(s) is acceptable. Separate immediately and send 3 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial.

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

1 mL

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

Hemolysis Mild reject; Gross reject
Lipemia Mild reject; Gross reject
Icterus Mild reject; Gross reject
Other Specimens other than listed. Test is strict frozen

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
SerumFrozen90 days