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Growth Hormone, Stimulation and Suppression Tests

Growth Hormone, Stimulation and Suppression Tests is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Somatotropic hormone, somatotropin, GH, hGH.

Common Use:
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.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Immunoassay)

Growth Hormone
AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 1)
Cord blood8–40 ng/mL8–40 mcg/L
1 d5–50 ng/mL5–50 mcg/L
1 wk5–25 ng/mL5–25 mcg/L
Child2–10 ng/mL2–10 mcg/L
 Male0–5 ng/mL0–5 mcg/L
 Female0–10 ng/mL0–10 mcg/L
 Male older than 60 yr0–10 ng/mL0–10 mcg/L
 Female older than 60 yr0–14 ng/mL0–14 mcg/L
Stimulation Tests
Rise above baselineGreater than 5 ng/mLGreater than 5 mcg/L
Peak responseGreater than 10 ng/mLGreater than 10 mcg/L
Suppression Tests0–2 ng/mL0–2 mcg/L

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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/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.
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