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Would a testosterone blood test be the same as human growth hormone test? Are they the same or two completely different tests?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: No. Different

Hgh and testosterone are completely different hormones.
They require different reagents for testing and have different reference ranges.

In brief: No. Different

Hgh and testosterone are completely different hormones.
They require different reagents for testing and have different reference ranges.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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 hormone binding globulin sometimes binds up t. Be sure to check in morning as t is highest at that time (lowest in afternoon/evening). If you want to assess your growth hormone, check igf-1. If you want to prove gh deficiency, you need gh stimulation test.

In brief: 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 hormone binding globulin sometimes binds up t. Be sure to check in morning as t is highest at that time (lowest in afternoon/evening). If you want to assess your growth hormone, check igf-1. If you want to prove gh deficiency, you need gh stimulation test.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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