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97534-2Somatotropin [Mass/volume] in Serum or Plasma --3 hours post dose glucoseActive

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 © 2001-2019 American Association for Clinical Chemistry Source: Lab Tests Online®

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Somatotropin^3H post dose glucose
Property
MCnc
Time
Pt
System
Ser/Plas
Scale
Qn
Method

Additional Names

Short Name
GH 3h p Glc SerPl-mCnc
Display Name
Somatotropin 3 Hr post dose glucose [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha
Somatotropin 3 hr after glucose, Blood

Basic Attributes

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

Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
97533-4 Somatotropin post glucose stimulation panel - Serum or Plasma

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
生长激素^在剂量葡萄糖之后3小时:质量浓度:时间点:血清/血浆:定量型:
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
somatotropine^3 uur na dosis glucose:massa/volume:moment:serum of plasma:kwantitatief:
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Kasvuhormoon^3 tundi pärast glükoosi manustamist:MCnc:Pt:S/P:Qn:
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Hormone de croissance^3 h post dose glucose:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Hormone de croissance^3 h post dose glucose:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sérum/Plasma:Quantitatif:
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Somatotropina^3h post dose glucosio:MCnc:Pt:Siero/Plasma:Qn:
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Соматотропин^3 часа после дозы глюкозы:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Сыв/Плаз:Колич:
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Somatotropina^3 horas pos dosis de glucosa:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Suero o Plasma:Qn:
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Somatotropin^3Sa snr glukoz dozu:KütlKons:Zmlı:Ser/Plaz:Kant:

Example Units

Unit Source
ng/mL Example UCUM Units

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