Growth Hormone (hGH), Serum
Fasting Required: Yes 10-12 hours

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 3-5 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Patient Preparation: Random growth hormone collection should be performed on fasting patients who have rested for at least 30 minutes prior to collection.

Description: In adults, Growth Hormone(GH) plays a role in regulating bone density, muscle mass, and lipid metabolism. Deficiencies can lead to decreased bone densities, less muscle mass, and altered lipid levels. Excess GH in adults can lead to bone thickening, enlarged hands and feet, enlarged facial bones, carpal tunnel syndrome, skin tags, intestinal polyps, and abnormally enlarged internal organs.

Alternative Name(s): Human Growth Hormone (hGH), HGH, GH