Growth Hormone

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Overview Brief

 Growth Hormone  test is performed to check for excess or deficiency of Growth Hormone  in the patient’s bloodstream.

What is Growth Hormone?

Growth Hormone is a blood test which helps in determines if the patient has an excess of Growth Hormone  or is deficit.


 Why is Growth Hormone Suggested?

Growth Hormone  is generally suggested when

  • Slow growth.
  • Delayed development.
  • During sports events.

How is Growth Hormone performed?

Growth Hormone  is a quite simple test.

  • The arm of the patient is cleaned with a germ-killing solution.
  •  5ml blood is drawn.
  • Sample is then sent to lab for further testing.
  •  Patient will receive the test results after a period of time.

What are parameters measured in Growth Hormone

Growth Hormone test measures the levels of Growth Hormone in the bloodstream.


Preparation before Growth Hormone

Growth Hormone  is a safe procedure.No special preparation required for the test. Patients have to schedule the test beforehand.

  • Inform your doctor if you are on any medication or have any underlying medical condition.
  • Try and tell the doctor all the symptoms.

Post-care after Growth Hormone

Growth Hormone doesn’t require any post care.

  • The patient is free to go home after they have given the sample for Growth Hormone.
  • You may rest for some time.

Sample types in Growth Hormone

  • Several blood samples at different time intervals.


Side-effects of Growth Hormone

Growth Hormone  test is a safe procedure. Some common risks are

  • For people who are scared of injections, this can be a painful process.
  • Risk of infection (from where the skin is broken).
  • Fainting or feeling lightheaded.
  • Accumulation of blood under the skin.

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