Human Growth Hormone Testing
Does your child have a stature much shorter than his or her peers? Have you experienced decreased bone density? Insufficient growth hormone production impacts people of all ages. When levels are too high, rare conditions like gigantism and acromegaly can result. These conditions are often associated with abnormalities in the pituitary glands.
Conditions Growth Hormone Testing Can Detect
Growth hormone replacement has proven to yield success in helping children suffering with:
- Turner syndrome
- Chronic kidney disease
- Prader Willis syndrome
In the athletic industry, growth hormone supplements are sometimes used to give gain competitive advantage in the form of increased physical strength. As more attention is given to the use of performance enhancing drugs, requests for IGF-1 testing has increased.
How Testing is Performed
Retrieval of an acceptable GH sample requires several blood samples to be drawn. Depending on the needs of the patient, periods of fasting and strenuous exercise may be required in-between samples. You may also be asked to ingest a sugar solution prior to sample retrieval.
Our staff has access to the latest tools, and we combine this with our professional experience in providing results you can count on. Call today to schedule your appointment.