Growth Hormone

Container: Serum (Gold top)

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