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human growth hormone blood test

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
No. Different: Hgh and testosterone are completely different hormones. They require different reagents for testing and have different reference ranges.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
1) No 2) Different: When screening for hypogonadism, check total testosterone. If it's low normal in symptomatic patient, consider checking free testosterone as sex hormo ... Read More
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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Two different tests: Growth homone released by pituitary gland in the brain when you are in deep sleep. Usually measured with an igf-1 test. Testosterone produced in teste ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Ask them: You'll have to ask the blood bank, as all of them have differing regulations.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Technically yes, but: There is no clear contraindication to donating blood while on this, but it has side effects like high blood sugar, muscle pain, and headaches. People ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Technically yes, but: There is no clear contraindication to donating blood while on this, but it has side effects like high blood sugar, muscle pain, and headaches. People ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
No food for 10+ hour: it is recommended that a person fast for 10-12 hours before testing for GH. GH is released in pulses, so a normal level rules out a deficiency, but i ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
39 years experience Family Medicine
U might be OK: A web search tells me from '63-'85, 7, 000 us kids received growth hormone from pituitary glands. About 7 died from a very rare disease (creutzfeldt- ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
44 years experience Pediatrics
Source?: What do you mean? HGH given from exogenous source or endogenous natural growing as expected during the usual growth phase of life. Hard to determine w ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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It depends: There are fda approved indications for growth hormone use which have been well-studied. Depending on what age/stage of puberty hgh is started, and fo ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
33 years experience Endocrinology
No.: Growth hormone injections are given under the skin with a short, very thin needle. It usually doesn't hurt at all!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Prescription med: There is no legal, non prescription source for growth hormone. Many insurance companies will have a contract with a source and provide it if it is use ... Read More

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