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Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF - 1)

Test Name:Insulin - Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF - 1)
Epic Order Code:LAB526  
CPT Code:84305  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum, 0.5 mL  
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Monday-Saturday
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 2-4 days
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at -20° C within 10 days.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient volume, incorrect/delay in transport, hemolysis.
Reference Range:See patient report.
Additional Information:Useful for diagnosing growth disorders, adult growth hormone deficiency, monitoring of recombinant human growth hormone treatment and diagnosis and follow-up of acromegaly and gigantism.