Test Overview
Test Methodology

Immunometric Chemiluminescence

Test Usage

Diagnosis of hypopituitarism and of acromegaly

Reference Range *

MALES: 0 - 3 ng/mL; FEMALES: 0 - 5 ng/mL; POST-STIMULATION: Pediatric (<18 yrs): >7 ng/mL; Adult (>18 yrs): >5 ng/mL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Wednesday
Analytic Time

8 hours

Soft Order Code
GH
MiChart Code
Growth Hormone
Synonyms
  • GH
  • HGH
  • Human Growth Hormone
  • Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
  • Somatotropic Hormone
  • Somatotropic Hormone (STH)
  • STH
  • GROWTH HORMONE
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Special Chemistry
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze within 1 hour of collection.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
83003
Fee Code
23306
LOINC
2963-7
NY State Approved
No
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