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Human Growth Hormone Test

Growth Hormone

The growth hormone (GH) stimulation test measures the ability of the body to produce GH. The growth hormone stimulation test is usually performed to identify if hGH (human growth hormone) is deficient. The test is performed by administering the amino acid arginine in a vein to raise hGH levels. The test measures the ability of the pituitary to secrete growth hormone in response to the arginine. Lack of hGH can cause growth retardation in infants […]

Growth Hormone Suppression Test

Growth Hormone

The growth hormone (GH) stimulation test measures the ability of the body to produce GH. The growth hormone stimulation test is usually performed to identify if hGH (human growth hormone) is deficient. The test is performed by administering the amino acid arginine in a vein to raise hGH levels. The test measures the ability of the pituitary to secrete growth hormone in response to the arginine. Lack of hGH can cause growth retardation in infants […]

Growth Hormone (GH) Test

Growth Hormone

The growth hormone (GH) stimulation test measures the ability of the body to produce GH. The growth hormone stimulation test is usually performed to identify if hGH (human growth hormone) is deficient. The test is performed by administering the amino acid arginine in a vein to raise hGH levels. The test measures the ability of the pituitary to secrete growth hormone in response to the arginine. Lack of hGH can cause growth retardation in infants […]

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