Growth Hormone, Stimulation and Suppression Tests
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Somatotropic hormone, somatotropin, GH, hGH.
To assess pituitary function and evaluate the amount of secreted growth hormone (GH) to assist in diagnosing diseases such as giantism and dwarfism.
There are no medication restrictions unless by medical direction. The patient should fast and avoid strenuous exercise for 12 hr before specimen collection. Protocols may vary depending on the type of induction used.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 1)|
|Cord blood||8–40 ng/mL||8–40 mcg/L|
|1 d||5–50 ng/mL||5–50 mcg/L|
|1 wk||5–25 ng/mL||5–25 mcg/L|
|Child||2–10 ng/mL||2–10 mcg/L|
| Male||0–5 ng/mL||0–5 mcg/L|
| Female||0–10 ng/mL||0–10 mcg/L|
| Male older than 60 yr||0–10 ng/mL||0–10 mcg/L|
| Female older than 60 yr||0–14 ng/mL||0–14 mcg/L|
|Rise above baseline||Greater than 5 ng/mL||Greater than 5 mcg/L|
|Peak response||Greater than 10 ng/mL||Greater than 10 mcg/L|
|Suppression Tests||0–2 ng/mL||0–2 mcg/L|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Growth Hormone, Stimulation and Suppression Tests." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425304/0/Growth_Hormone_Stimulation_and_Suppression_Tests.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Growth Hormone, Stimulation and Suppression Tests. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425304/0/Growth_Hormone_Stimulation_and_Suppression_Tests. Accessed December 10, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Growth Hormone, Stimulation and Suppression Tests. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425304/0/Growth_Hormone_Stimulation_and_Suppression_Tests
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Growth Hormone, Stimulation and Suppression Tests [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 December 10]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425304/0/Growth_Hormone_Stimulation_and_Suppression_Tests.
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