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GROWTH HORMONE, 90 MINUTES

Mnemonic

GH 90

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Plasma or Serum, mint green (PST) or gold (SST) top tube, also acceptable: green (sodium or lithium heparin) or lavender (EDTA) top tubes

Handling

Collect one tube per timed specimen. Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma per timed specimen to individual transport tubes.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

ARUP (70084)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

83003

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:11 AM


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