Urinary growth hormone: a screening test for growth hormone sufficiency.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES The majority of short statured children referred for serum GH testing prove to be GH sufficient. The purpose of our study was to evaluate urinary growth hormone (uGH) as a screening test for GH sufficiency. PATIENTS We studied (i) short statured children previously diagnosed as GH sufficient (n = 44) or GH deficient (n = 41) (peak serum GH > or… (More)

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