Human Growth Hormone 521

Test Code
HGH

Alias/See Also
HGH

CPT Codes
83003

Preferred Specimen
1 mL serum

Patient Preparation
Random Growth Hormone collection should be performed on fasting patients who have rested for at least 30 minutes before collection.

Minimum Volume
1

Instructions
Patient should be fasting. Draw one SST and send serum at refrigerated

Transport Container
SST

Transport Temperature
R

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 28 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Plasma

Methodology
Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat p.m.; Report available: 1 day

Reference Range
Adult ≤7.1 ng/mL
Children (<20 years) ≤10.1 ng/mL


Clinical Significance
Measurement of GH is primarily of interest in the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of inappropriate growth hormone secretion. Growth hormone measurements in children are used in the evaluation of short stature and help differentiate low GH production from other sources of growth failure. Stimulation and suppression tests are often more meaningful than random measurements.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.