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Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS)
|Pediatric||Male (ng/mL)||Female (ng/mL)|
|Z-Score (Male)||-2.0 - +2.0 SD|
|Z-Score (Female)||-2.0 - +2.0 SD|
Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1, or Somatomedin C), a protein involved in stimulating somatic growth, is regulated principally by Growth Hormone (GH) and nutritional intake. IGF-1 is transported in serum by several proteins; this helps maintain relatively high IGF-1 plasma levels and minimizes fluctuations in serum IGF-1 concentrations.
Measuring IGF-1 is useful in several growth-related disorders. Dwarfism caused by deficiency of growth hormone (Hypopituitarism) results in decreased serum levels of IGF-1, while acromegaly (growth hormone excess) results in elevated levels of IGF-1. IGF-1 measurements are also helpful in assessing nutritional status; levels are reduced in undernutrition and restored with a proper diet
IGF1,Somatomedin-C,IGF 1,Insulin Like Growth Factor,Insulin-Like Growth Factor
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