This test is used to evaluate growth disorders, identify growth hormone (GH) deficiency; as a follow-up to abnormal results on other hormone test and to evaluate pituitary function.
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I, also called somatomedin C is a hormone produced by the liver and other tissues, with effect on growth promoting activity and glucose metabolism (insulin-like activity). When people take Human Growth Hormone, their IGF-1 levels increase.
Those who have symptoms associated with GH deficiency such as decreased bone density, fatigue, adverse changes to lipid levels, and reduced exercise tolerance; Those who have an underactive pituitary gland; Those on GH Therapy to monitor at intervals.
No special preparation is needed prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.