Acromegaly Screen (Basic)
Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder. It develops when your pituitary gland, located deep in the brain, produces too much growth hormone (GH). Growth hormone affects growth of all tissues of the body, especially bone.
This screen is used to aid in the diagnosis of acromegaly. Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.Includes:
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I(IGF-1);
Thyroxine Free, Direct (FT4);
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH).Patient Instructions:
Patient should fast for 12 hours. Samples should not be collected during or soon after the administration of Heparin. This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H or coenzyme R). It is recommended to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of specimen.Categories: Hormones and Metabolism
, Musculoskeletal Diseases