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Insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGF-BP3)

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
ID Tests&Tubes0207
Additional Information This test is not routinely available to primary care.
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: leedsth-tr.pathologycustomerservice@nhs.net.
Advice Full Referred Test details logged internally on the referred test database [BSF2REC17003]http://leedspath.myeqms.com/Administrator/LoadDocADM.asp?ID=82998&Ext=True&CCID=1
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.
Sample REQ Blood
Ref. Range Notes Reference ranges are age- and gender-dependent, and will be provided on the report.
Telepath LGI superset LIGFP. SJUH superset JIGFP.