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Growth Hormone Series - Stimulation

Components

Name Method Department Units
GH Stim Chemiluminescence
Core Lab, Endocrinology ng/mL

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 2 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 8 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Collect at Main Campus only

Reasons for Rejection

  • Gross lipemia

Comments

This test has multiple GH samples drawn over a designated time period at specific intervals. Each sample must include collection time. Please include type of stimulation (stimulant) given on requisition as well. Please send all samples in this series to lab as a batch after last sample is collected.

CPT Code

  • 80428
  • 83003 (x3)