GROWTH HORMONE STIMULATION TEST
This test is used to demonstrate Growth Hormone deficiency in cases of growth retardation, short stature and Dwarfism. To diagnose Growth hormone deficiency as a cause of retardation, at least two different stimulants should be used on different days for confirmation. Exercise to be used as an initial stimulant followed by any other provocative agent.
Overnight fasting is mandatory. Patient should be at rest for 30 minutes prior to basal sample collection.