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Test Name

Growth Hormone (GH)

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CPT Code(s)**

83003
**IMPORTANT: CPT Code is informational only; obtain the Test Code for ordering.

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)

Reference Range(s)

Adult ≤7.1 ng/mL
Children (<20 years) ≤10.1 ng/mL

Clinical Significance

Measurement of GH is primarily of interest in the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of inappropriate growth hormone secretion. Growth hormone measurements in children are used in the evaluation of short stature and help differentiate low GH production from other sources of growth failure. Stimulation and suppression tests are often more meaningful than random measurements.

Alternative Name(s)

Human Growth Hormone (hGH),HGH,GH

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

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