Days Set Up
Wednesday
Analytic Time

8 hours

MiChart Code
Growth Hormone
Soft Order Code
GH

Test Updated:

Synonyms

GH
HGH
Human Growth Hormone
Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
Somatotropic Hormone
Somatotropic Hormone (STH)
STH
GROWTH HORMONE

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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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 Information

CPT Code
83003
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
2963-7

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.