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11014-8Somatotropin Ab [Titer] in Serum or PlasmaActive

Part Description

LP14695-8   Somatotropin
Somatotropin (growth hormone) is essential for normal growth and development in children and helps regulate metabolism in both children and adults. The pituitary gland produces and releases GH into the blood in pulses throughout the day.

Because growth hormone is released in pulses, a single measurement of the blood level is not normally clinically useful. Therefore, testing for the suppression or stimulation of growth hormone release from the pituitary is usually done.

GH stimulation (challenge) tests help to diagnose GH deficiency and hypopituitarism. For a stimulation test, a sample of blood is drawn after 10-12 hours of fasting. Then, under close medical supervision, a person is given an intravenous solution of a substance that normally stimulates the release of GH from the pituitary. Blood samples are then drawn at timed intervals and GH levels are tested in each to see if the pituitary gland was stimulated to produce the expected levels of GH. The most commonly used challenge is arginine, but others include clonidine and glucagon. Since exercise normally causes an increase in GH, vigorous exercise may also be used as the stimulant for GH release.

GH suppression tests help to diagnose GH excess. For a suppression test, a sample of blood is drawn after 10-12 hours of fasting. A person is then given a standard glucose solution (usually 100 grams of glucose) to drink. Blood samples are drawn at timed intervals and tested for GH to see if the pituitary gland is sufficiently suppressed by the dose of glucose. Copyright Copyright © 2021 Lab Tests Online. All rights reserved. Source: Lab Tests Online®

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Somatotropin Ab
Property
Titr
Time
Pt
System
Ser/Plas
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
GH Ab Titr SerPl
Display Name
Somatotropin Ab [Titer]
Consumer Name Alpha
Somatotropin antibody, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
SERO
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 1.0j-a
Last Updated
Version 2.70
Order vs. Observation
Both

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
生长激素 抗体:滴定度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
somatotropine As:titer:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Kasvuhormoon antikehad:Titr:Pt:S/P:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Hormone de croissance Ac:Titre:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Hormone de croissance , Ac:Titre:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Somatotropine anticorps:Titre:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Somatotropina Ab:Titr:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
성장호르몬 항체:역가:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Somatotrofina Ac:Título:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Соматотропин Ат:Титр:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
[anticuerpo anti - ] somatotrofina [Ac]:factor de dilución (titulación):punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Somatotropina Ab:Título:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Somatotropina Anticuerpos:Titulo / Factor de dilución:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Somatotropin Ab:Titr:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
{titer} Example UCUM Units

LOINC FHIR® API Example - CodeSystem Request Get Info

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