Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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GROWTH HORMONE ANTIBODY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2392         Geisinger Epic ID: 43050

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
3.5 mL gold-top (serum separator) tube
3 mL lavender-top (K2 EDTA) tube
Specimen required:
0.5 mL serum from plain red-top (non-serum separator) tube (preferred) or serum separator tube (SST) OR 0.5 mL plasma from lavender-top EDTA or green-top sodium heparin tube (also acceptable).

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 6 months.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86277
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.
Methodology:
Radio Binding Assay
Synonyms:
GH antibody
HGH antibody
Quest code 37072
GHAB
Clinical significance:
Human Growth Hormone (GH) is now a routine replacement therapy in GH-deficient patients. About 5% of patients will produce neutralizing antibodies, and it is recommended that testing for GH antibody is conducted for all patients with documented GH deficiency, who do not respond as expected to GH therapy.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Tuesday a.m. Report available 4-11 days    
Performed stat? No
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