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GROWTH HORMONE PANEL

GROWTH HORMONE PANEL

  • $ 259.00


GROWTH HORMONE PANEL

DESCRIPTION:

The Growth Hormone Panel tests the amount of Testosterone, Free (Direct), Serum with Total, Human Growth Hormone andInsulin‐like Growth Factor‐1 (IGF‐1) in your blood.

Testosterone is a hormone (commonly produced in males, but is also made in females in small amounts) that affects sexual features and development.   Testosterone levels explode in men after puberty and continue to rise until age 40, then they gradually decrease.

Growth Hormone (GH) plays an important role in how your body uses food for energy. Throughout the day, your GH levels fluctuate with exercise, diet, stress, and other factors.

IGF 1 can help diagnose the cause of growth abnormalities and to evaluate your brain’s pituitary function. It may also be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for growth hormone deficiencies and growth hormone insensitivity.

WHY DO I NEED IT?

If you’re taking a growth hormone or testosterone supplement, you should consider this Value Panel to ensure there isn’t too much (or too little) in your blood.

WHAT LAB TESTS ARE IN THE GROWTH HORMONE PANEL?

The Growth Hormone Panel includes the following tests:

1.     Testosterone, Free (Direct), Serum with Total

2.     Human Growth Hormone

3.     Insulin‐Like Growth Factor‐1 (IGF‐1)

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?

Yes, for at least a minimum of eight (8) hours prior to specimen collection.  Also, once you arrive at our store location, you will be asked to rest for at least 30 minutes prior to the collection.

OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:

Customers who purchased the Growth Hormone Panel also purchased the Comprehensive Male Panel or the Comprehensive Female Panel.

 WHAT ARE THE TEST RESULT RANGES?

NORMAL RANGE:

TESTOSTERONE FREE AND TOTAL: Please see individual test.

HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE:

Men less than 5 ng/mL or less than 5 µg/L
Woman less than 10 ng/mL or less than 10 µg/L

INSULIN‐LIKE GROWTH FACTOR‐1:

Age Male ng/mL Female ng/mL
16 to 24 yrs. 182 ‐ 780 182 ‐ 780
25 to 39 yrs. 114 ‐ 492 114 ‐ 492
40 to 54 yrs. 90 ‐ 360 90 ‐ 360
55 + yrs. 71 ‐ 290 71 ‐ 290
80 yrs. 1 ‐ 71 1 ‐ 71

 HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:

TESTOSTERONE FREE AND TOTAL: Please see individual test.

HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE:   Elevated  levels  may  indicate  gigantism,  diabetes,  kidney disease or starvation.

INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR 1:  Elevated levels may indicate an increase in growth hormone production or pituitary tumor.

LOW RESULTS INDICATE:

TESTOSTERONE FREE AND TOTAL: Please see individual test.

HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE: Low levels can indicate dwarfism or pituitary failure.

INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR 1:  Low levels of IGF 1 can indicate a deficiency of growth hormone or sensitivity to growth hormone.  It can also indicate a decrease in pituitary function, anorexia nervosa, chronic kidney or liver disease or high doses of estrogen.

WHAT IF MY LAB TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT OF RANGE?

You should see your primary care physician; you may be referred to an endocrinologist.