Growth hormone, serum

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Growth hormone, serum-13321

Growth hormone, serum
Human Growth Hormone (hGH)

Pituitary function test useful in the diagnosis of hypothalamic disorder, hypopituitarism, acromegaly, and ectopic growth hormone production by neoplasm


Random growth hormone sampling should be performed on fasting patients who have rested for at least 30 minutes prior to collection.

This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R).

It is recommended to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.

0.8 mL
0.3 mL
Submission of the minimum volume does not allow for repeat testing

Immediately following collection, thoroughly mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  1. Allow sample to clot
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  3. Transfer serum to a Transfer vial/tube with cap - 12mL (LabCorp), labelled as serum

Refrigerated (preferred) - 14 days

Ambient - 7 days

Frozen - 14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x 3

LabCorp Burlington (004275): R-LC
2 - 4 days

Immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA)


0.0 - 10.0 ng/mL

Biotin supplement interference - see patient preparation
Result 2963-7