Growth Hormone (GH)




A human growth hormone (hGH) blood test, also known as a growth hormone (GH) blood test or hGH test, is a medical test that measures the level of human growth hormone in the bloodstream. Human growth hormone is a peptide hormone produced by the pituitary gland, a small gland located at the base of the brain. It plays a crucial role in stimulating growth, cell reproduction, and regeneration in humans.


Growth Hormone (GH)


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Random growth hormone collection should be performed on fasting patients who have rested for at least 30 minutes prior to collection


Immunoassay (IA)

Reference Range(s)

Adult ≤7.1 ng/mL
Children (<20 years) ≤10.1 ng/mL

Alternative Name(s)

GH,HGH,Human Growth Hormone (hGH)


Fasting Required: Yes

Turnaround Time: 3 Days

Test Code: 521

Preferred Specimen: Serum