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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: IGF1
Clinical Information:
Test Indications: This test is used for the evaluation of growth hormone deficiency or excess in children & adults, monitoring of growth hormone treatment, or the follow-up of individuals with acromegaly and gigantism.
IGF-1 reference values are highly age dependent and must be interpreted in that context. IGF-1 assays exhibit significant variability among platforms and manufacturers. Direct comparison of results is not possible.
This is a LC/MS method developed by Mayo Laboratories, calibrated against the 1st WHO International Standard for IGF-1.
Alternate Name: Somatomedin C
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:

Serum: 1.0 mL
Pediatric Serum: 0.5 mL

Stability 3 days refrigerated, 28 days frozen
Reference Values:
Age specific reference values are included in the patient report
Within 10 Days
Orderable by physicians specializing in endocrinology -authorized physicians only.
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More Information:
Specimen Handling: Store and send frozen to HSC Clinical Chemistry - MS5. Specimen is referred to Mayo Medical Laboratories for analysis.
Test ID: IGFMS (84305)