FIRGH - Specimen: Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (GH-RH)

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FIRGH    
Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (GH-RH)

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Serum

Draw blood in a plain, red-top or serum gel tube(s). Separate immediately and send 3 mL of serum frozen in a plastic vial.

Note:     1. Indicate serum on request form.

             2. Label specimen appropriately (serum).

 

 

Plasma

Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Separate immediately and send 3 mL of EDTA plasma frozen in a plastic vial.

Note:     1.  Indicate plasma on request form.

             2. Label specimen appropriately (plasma).

 

Patient preparation

            Patient should not be on any medications that may influence pituitary secretion.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

1.0 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Specimens other than

Serum, plasma

Anticoagulants other than

EDTA

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesFrozen365 days