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Growth Hormone
0070080
Ordering Recommendation

Aids in diagnosis of growth hormone excess or deficiency disorders.

Mnemonic
HGH
Methodology
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Patient must be fasting and at complete rest for 30 minutes before blood collection  
Collect
Plasma separator tube or serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin), lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen. Also acceptable: Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Tissue or urine. Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 months  
Reference Interval
Effective May 20, 2013
AgeMaleFemale
0-6 years0.10-6.20 ng/mL0.10-6.20 ng/mL
7-17 years0.05-11.00 ng/mL0.05-17.30 ng/mL
18 years and older0.05-3.00 ng/mL0.05-8.00 ng/mL

Interpretive Data


Note
This Growth Hormone assay is now standardized to the Recombinant Second International Standard (IS): 98/574. Growth hormone results read approximately 25 percent lower than with the previous standards (FirstIS: 80/505). Reference ranges have also been modified according to the assay manufacturer.
CPT Code(s)
83003
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0070080Growth Hormone14177-0
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Aliases
  • GH
  • GH testing
  • GHRH
  • Growth Hormone Stimulation
  • growth hormone, Serum
  • hGH
  • Human Growth Hormone
  • Somatotrophic Hormone
  • Somatotropin