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GROWTH HORMONE (GH)

Department: Esoteric Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): GH
CPT Codes: 83003
Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Reference Range: Expected Baseline- Adult Female: ≤ 8 ng/mL, Adult Males: ≤ 3 ng/mL Expected Post Stimulation- Adults: > 5 ng/mL, Children: >7 ng/mL
Tube Type: Red top SST (Clot activator with gel) or red top (no gel)
Specimen: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Dark green top (Sodium Heparin), Light green top PST (Lithium Heparin with gel) or lavender top (EDTA) plasma
Pediatric Requirements: 1 red microtainer
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Temperature: Refrigerate
Stability: Refrigerated: 1 week
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: 8:00 a.m.
TAT: 1 day

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