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Test Code:
GH

Order Name:
Growth Hormone (GH)

 
Useful For:
For the quantitative measurement of human growth hormone in serum, as an aid in patient management.
 
Methodology:
Chemiluminescent Immunometric assay
 
 
 
Test Code:
GH

Order Name:
Growth Hormone (GH)

 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
Blood/ Plain Blood (Red Top) 6 mL, 1 tube
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Serum, minimum volume 1 mL
 
Sub Mission Container:
Plastic vial
 
Rejection Criteria:
Hemolysis: 4+ reject
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum (keep in original tube) Refrigerated, 2oC to 8oC 8 hours
Serum Refrigerated, 2oC to 8oC 8 hours
Frozen, -20oC 2 months
 
 
 
Test Code:
GH

Order Name:
Growth Hormone (GH)

 
Schedule:
Tested daily until 8:00 p.m.
 
Turnaround Time:
Collected specimen to report within 1 day
 
Performing Location:
Immunology, Laboratory Department Tel. 13227
 
Specimen Retention Time:
5 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
GH

Order Name:
Growth Hormone (GH)

 
 
Clinical Information:
Measurement of hGH is primarily of interest in the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of inappropriate growth hormone secretion. Clinical disorders of hyposecretion include dwarfism and unattained growth potential. Hypersecretion is associated with gigantism and acromegaly. 
 
Reference Value:
Adult(>20 years)  Male: Up to 3 ng/mL  
Adult(>20 years) Female : Up to 8 ng/mL 
 
Clinical Reference:
Manufacturer’s Reagent package insert, IMMULITE 2000 Growth Hormone (nGH) (PIL2KGRH-11, 2018-03-15)