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A 52-year-old female asked:

My very low reading of igf-1 is being investigated by glucagon test and mri. if the cause of low igf-1is malabsorption, will these tests show this?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Test: The testing is to see if your growth hormone access is intact. This includes your hypothalamus, pituitary and then your liver which is where IGF 1 comes from. The test will not assess malabsorption.

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