GROWTH HORMONE SUPPRESSION BY GLUCOSE
Glucose normally suppresses growth hormone (< 1-2 ng/mL). Individuals with Acromegaly show no decrease or a paradoxical increase in growth hormone level. After successful treatment, a normal response to glucose treatment is observed, although growth hormone may not fall to normal levels.
Overnight fasting is mandatory.Patient should be at rest for 30 minutes prior to basal sample collection.