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Test Compendium

1546: GROWTH HORMONE, SERUM (5 SPEC)

Test Code

  • 1546

Test Synonym

  • Growth Hormone, 5 Specimens

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.2 mL (each tube)

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 2 days

CPT Codes

  • 83003
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 1mL Serum per tube - labeled with time intervals

Additional Information

  • If red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transfer tube. Stimulation tests: one tube collected before stimulation and at timed intervals (eg, 10, 20, 30, 45, and 60 minutes) after stimulation. Suppression tests: one tube collected before suppression and at 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes after suppression. Label tube with time of collection and patient's name.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: 7 days REFRIGERATED: 14 days FROZEN: 14 days