Growth Hormone, Stimulation and Suppression Tests
is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
To view the entire topic, please sign in or purchase a subscription.
Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:
-- The first section of this topic is shown below --
Somatotropic hormone, somatotropin, GH, hGH.
To assess pituitary function and evaluate the amount of secreted growth hormone to assist in diagnosing diseases such as giantism and dwarfism.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube.
|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|
-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please sign in or purchase a subscription --
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/all/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/all/Growth_Hormone__Stimulation_and_Suppression_Tests. Accessed April 23, 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/all/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 April 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425304/all/Growth_Hormone__Stimulation_and_Suppression_Tests.
TY - ELEC
T1 - Growth Hormone, Stimulation and Suppression Tests
ID - 425304
A1 - Bladh,Mickey Lynn,
AU - Van Leeuwen,Anne M,
BT - Davis's Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests
UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425304/all/Growth_Hormone__Stimulation_and_Suppression_Tests
PB - F.A. Davis Company
ET - 7
DB - Nursing Central
DP - Unbound Medicine