Method of Collection:
Volume as mentioned on gel vacutainer (Yellow)
Days for reporting:
Why is the Test Done?
This test is done to check if the pituitary gland is secreting growth hormone post stimulation. Growth hormone (GH) is a hormone that is essential for normal growth and development in children. It promotes proper linear bone growth from birth through puberty. In both children and adults, growth hormone helps regulate the rate at which the body both produces energy from food (metabolism) and makes lipids, proteins, and glucose (sugar). It also helps regulate the production of red blood cells and muscle mass.