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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. Tedde Rinker
Holistic Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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 testes, and has 2 peak relase times during am & pm. Usually measure with free and total testosterones levels.

In brief: 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 testes, and has 2 peak relase times during am & pm. Usually measure with free and total testosterones levels.
Dr. Tedde Rinker
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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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