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27836-6Somatotropin [Mass/volume] in Serum or Plasma --12th specimen post XXX challengeActive

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^12th specimen post XXX challenge
Property
MCnc
Time
Pt
System
Ser/Plas
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
GH sp12 p chal SerPl-mCnc
Display Name
Somatotropin 12th specimen post Unsp challenge [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Somatotropin 12th specimen after challenge, Blood

Basic Attributes

Class
CHAL
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 2.00
Last Updated
Version 2.70
Order vs. Observation
Observation

Member of these Groups

LG50447-8 Somatotropin^12th specimen post XXX challenge|Pt|Ser/Plas

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
生长激素^在XXX刺激之后的第12个标本:质量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
somatotropine^12de monster na XXX belasting:massa/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Kasvuhormoon^12. proov pärast XXX manustamist:MCnc:Pt:S/P:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Hormone de croissance^12e échantillon post test de provocation XXX:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Hormone de croissance^12e échantillon post test de provocation XXX:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-FRFrench (France)
Somatotropine T12 après épreuve:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Numérique:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Somatotropina^12° campione post XXX provocazione:MCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
성장호르몬^XXX 유발검사 후 제12 검체:질량농도:검사시점:혈청/혈장:정량:
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Somatotrofina^12ª amostra após administração de XXX:MCnc:Pt:Sor/Plas:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Соматотропин^12-й образец после XXX пробы:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
somatotrofina^decimosegundo espécimen después de la provocación XXX:concentración de masa:punto en el tiempo:suero/plasma:cuantitativo:
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Somatotropina ^12 ° espécimen después del desafío XXX:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Cuantitativo:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Somatotropina^12º especimen pos provocación XXX:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Somatotropin^12ci örnek XXX girişimi:KütlKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
ng/mL Example UCUM Units

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