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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Growth Hormone (GH)

Test Name

Growth Hormone (GH)

Gold Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = Gold (SST)

Minimum Volume = 1ml Serum

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in gold top (SST) container. Heparinized plasma are also acceptable. Write your initials, date and time of collection on the collection label

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 8 hours, refrigerated for 48 hours, or frozen at -20oC for 2 months.

Transportation: Transport at room temperature ASAP.

Spin sample time of collection to time sample get to lab exceeds 2hrs

Laboratory Staff Instructions: Let sample clot adequately at room temperature before centrifugation. Separate serum or plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection. .

Sample Rejection Criteria: Groosly hemolyzed specimen, Unlabeled or Not Sufficient Quantity samples will be rejected. Thaw samples no more than two times

Required Documentation

Turnaround Time (TAT)

1 Day

Test Utilization


Reference Value

Male and Female:Fasting: < 2 μg/L

Response to Stimulation: >= 4 μg/L

Test Code



Immunoenzymatic (Sandwich) Assay

Testing Location


Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019