Growth hormone suppression test

GH suppression test; Glucose loading test; Acromegaly - blood test; Gigantism - blood test

The growth hormone suppression test determines whether growth hormone production is being suppressed by high blood sugar.

Blood test

Blood is drawn from a vein (venipuncture), usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. A needle is inserted into the vein, and the blood is collected in an air-tight vial or a syringe. Preparation may vary depending on the specific test.

How the Test is Performed

How to Prepare for the Test

How the Test will Feel

Why the Test is Performed

Normal Results

What Abnormal Results Mean

Risks