Insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGF-BP3)
IGFBP3 is the major carrier of IGF1 and IGF2. It is GH responsive. Increased in acromegaly. Decreased in hypopituitarism, isolated GH deficiency, poorly controlled diabetes and caloric and protein malnutrition.
|Tube||01 (SE) - Serum Gel|
|Additional Information||This test is not routinely available to primary care.
Lithium heparin plasma also accepted.
|Turn Around||Turnaround time stated by Guildford: 1 week.|
|Send to||Blood Sciences LGI
(Test referred to: Guildford biochemistry lab.)
|Contact||For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Advice||Full information on all referred tests can be found on the referred tests information database, EQMS reference BSF2REC17003.|
|Collection Con||Samples must reach the lab within 6 hours of collection. Instructions to lab: centrifuge sample, separate serum and freeze within 8 hours of collection.
Minimum volume: 0.2mL serum.
|Ref. Range Notes||Reference ranges are age- and gender-dependent, and will be provided on the report.|
|Telepath||LGI superset LIGFP. SJUH superset JIGFP.|