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Test Code GHM Growth Hormone, Serum

Additional Codes

 

MAYO Test ID

HGH

EPIC Test ID

LAB1185

 

Reporting Name

Growth Hormone, S

Useful For

Diagnosis of acromegaly and assessment of treatment efficacy (in conjunction with glucose suppression test)

 

Diagnosis of human growth hormone deficiency (in conjunction with growth hormone stimulation test)

Method Name

Immunoenzymatic Assay

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Fasting

2. If multiple specimens are drawn, submit each vial under a separate order.

3. Label specimens appropriately (corresponding draw time).


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  90 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross OK

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

Adults

Males: 0.01-0.97 ng/mL

Females: 0.01-3.61 ng/mL

Reference intervals have not been formally verified in-house for pediatric and adolescent patients. The published literature indicates that reference intervals for adult, pediatric, and adolescent patients are comparable.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday 5 a.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

CPT Code Information

83003

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HGH Growth Hormone, S 2963-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
HGH Growth Hormone, S 2963-7

Analytic Time

1 day

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.