At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
When to Get Tested?
When a child has signs and symptoms of slow growth, short stature, and delayed development or an adult has decreased bone density, reduced muscle strength, and increased lipids that suggest insufficient GH and IGF-1 production; when a child or adult has signs and symptoms of gigantism or acromegaly, respectively, that suggest excess GH and IGF-1 production; during and after treatment for GH abnormalities; when a pituitary disorder is suspected
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
Generally none, unless instructed to fast