Originally Posted by juner50
I see this was posted a while ago but hopefully you'll check back.
Endos will not just prescribe HGH for patients without knowing if there is a deficiency. You haven't mentioned your son having a growth hormone stimulation test. The ITT (insulin tolerance test) is the gold standard but seldom used because it is hard on the patient. Most Drs now use the glucagon gh stimulation test. Without a test you have no way of knowing where your sons levels are. Also it's very expensive and insurance won't pay unless deficiency is proven.
I would ask the Ped. to test your son. If he won't, then I would move on to another Dr.
PS He should have all pituitary hormones checked.
Hi. Thanks for posting. My son has had a number of tests taken over the past 2 years. I'll post the results below to see if you see anything significant:
Prealbumin 24 mg/dL
Rheumatology Sed. Rate 8 mm/hr
Tissue Transglutaminase Ab, IgA 20 H
Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy 48 ng/mL
Growth Hormone/Acromegaly 12.20 ng/mL
Follicle Stimulating Hormone 2.5 mIU/mL
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) ECL 1.4 mIU/mL
Rheumatology Sed. Rate 7 mm/hr
Follicle Stimulating Hormone 1.3 mIU/mL
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) ECL <1.0 mIU/mL
Prolactin 2.9 ng/mL
Thyroid Free T4 1.2 ng/dL
Urea Nitrogen 23 mg/dL
Alkaline Phosphatase 421 Int_Unit/L
Thyroid Thyrotropin (TSH) 1.98 ulU/mL
Testosterone 19 ng/dL
Insulin Like Growth Factor 215 ng/mL
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide Antibody, IgG (DGP IgG) 6.0 EU/ml
Deamidated Gliadin Peptide Antibody, IgA (DGP IgA) 2.4 EU/ml
Testosterone, Total, Serum, Mass Spectrometry 15 ng/dL
FSH 1.7 LH 1.0 TESTO 51 (L) SMC (IGF-1) 269 TSH 2.23 FREET4 1.1
VITD 36 WBC 6.9 RBC 5.06 HGB 13.4 HCT 40.8 MCV 81 MCH 26.4
MCHC 32.7 PLT 290 ESR 6
I'm not sure what most of these tests mean, but I've posted many of them, especially the ones that were beyond the standard range. If you can shed some light on them, I'd appreciate it! Thanks!