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Growth hormone releasing hormone

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB3027 
Methodology: Direct Radioimmunoassay
Schedule: Upon receipt
Reported: 12 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 5.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 3 mL.
Patient should not be on any medications that may influence pituitary secretion.
Collect and separate as soon as possible. Freeze immediately after separation.
Transport: Frozen.
Unacceptable conditions: Ambient specimens
Stability: Room temperature: Unacceptable Refrigerated: 72 hours Frozen: 6 months

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: In more than 99% of patients with acromegaly there is hypersecretion of Growth Hormone due to primary pituitary tumor. The remaining cases result from GHRH hypersecretion due to hypothalamic or peripheral tumors or rarely, due to neuroendocrine tumors.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 83519
Last Changed: 11/01/2016 11:44:37
Last Reviewed: 12/26/2016 23:48:50