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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Growth Hormone
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Test information
Random growth hormones are uninformative Should only be done as part of a dynamic function test
GH secretion is pulsatile and basal/random samples are of little diagnostic value 
Serum must be frozen within 24h of receipt and transported frozen
Reference range
see report
Special requirements
Lithium heparin samples are also acceptable
Tube type
SST or lithium heparin
Gold and green tubes
Minimum volume
500 uL
TAT Inpatient
4 weeks
TAT GP/Outpatient
4 weeks
Referral lab
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Page last updated: 11 January 2022