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3171: Growth Hormone (GH), 2 Specimens Print View
Specimen 1 IA  < 20 years: < 10.2
>= 20 years: < 7.2 
ng/mL 
Time 1      
Specimen 2 IA  < 20 years: < 10.2
>= 20 years: < 7.2 
ng/mL 
Time 2      

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 1 (0.5) mL   Frozen - 28 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
2 Serum 2 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

A number of circumstances provoke growth hormone release. Insulin injection or arginine infusion are the standard pharmacological stimuli for growth hormone release. Protocols for these are well established and standardized. IGF-I (Insulin-like Growth Factor) levels are low in patients with growth hormone deficiency and growth failure. In general, a growth hormone response greater than 7 to 10 ng/mL after stimulation is considered to be normal.

Please number each specimen in sequence
and label with the collection time. Transfer
serum to 2 separate, plastic, screw-capped
vials (1 mL EACH). Transport at room temperature
in the same shipping container

Setup Schedule
Monday-Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
83003x2

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.






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