Sample type: Serum
Test name: Growth Hormone a.k.a. GH
Condition / Indication: Pituitary
Special precautions & notes: Single specimens of very little value, this test is most useful when requested during hypoglycaemia or as part of a dynamic function test. IGF1 preferred as initial test in suspected acromegaly.
Reference range: Reference range quoted on report provided by referral laboratory.
Container: Serum (Gold top)
Ideal volume (mL): 5 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Turnaround time: 7 days
Referral location: Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Level 8, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS2 8HW