Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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GROWTH HORMONE (GH)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2391         Geisinger Epic ID: 6711

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL.
Patient preparation:
Overnight fasting required. Patient should rest for 30 minutes prior to collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 28 days
Rejection criteria:
Plasma.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
83003
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Human growth hormone value.
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Quest test code 521, Human Growth Hormone (hGH),HGH,GH
Clinical significance:
Measurement of GH is primarily of interest in the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of inappropriate growth hormone secretion. Growth hormone measurements in children are used in the evaluation of short stature and help differentiate low GH production from other sources of growth failure. Stimulation and suppression tests are often more meaningful than random measurements.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Monday-Saturday p.m.. Report available: 1 day.    
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