Lab Test

Oral Glucose Suppression Test (Outpatient Only)

Oral Glucose Suppression Test, Glucose, Growth Hormone, Insulin Like Growth Factor 1 , EPIC: LAB7001, SOFT: OGST

Instructions

  • This test must be scheduled through the Beaumont Health Appointment Center at 800-328-8542.
  • A number of drugs are known to influence endocrine function directly, or to interfere with IGF Binding Protein 1 methodology. Whenever possible, physicians should consider discontinuing all drugs, except those necessary to the patient's well-being, several days prior to sample collection. Always note any drugs being administered on the Test Request Form.

                                                                             Patient Preparation

  • The patient must be fasting at least 10-12 hours prior to the test. Do not chew gum, smoke, eat or drink (except for small amounts of water) 12 hours prior to the test.
  • A physician’s order is required to perform testing. If the appointment is for a small child, the parent should bring a bottle or sippy cup.

Specimen Collection Criteria

1.     Prior to Glucose Administration (fasting specimen):

  • Collect: One Gray-top Potassium Oxalate/Sodium Fluoride tube (for Glucose) AND one Gold-top SST tube (for Growth Hormone and IGF-1).
  • Also acceptable: Two Gold-top SST tubes*.

2.     Administer Glucose Dose: 75 grams of glucose orally over 5 minutes. Please refer to the
       Pediatric Dosage Chart for patients under 18 years of age.

3.     After Glucose Administration (timed specimens):

  • Collect: One Gray-top Potassium Oxalate/Sodium Fluoride tube (for Glucose) AND one Gold-top SST tube (for Growth Hormone and IGF-1) at 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, and 120 minutes after administration of glucose.
  • Also acceptable: Two Gold-top SST tubes* at 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, and 120 minutes after administration of glucose.
  • *NOTE: For Glucose testing, all specimens must be collected with the same tube type.  SST tubes must be centrifuged within one hour of collection.
  • Record the exact time of collection on the tube. Also specify fasting, 30 min, 60 min, 90 min or 120 min on the tube.

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

  • Maintain Gray-top tubes refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to courier transport. (Min: 0.5 mL)
  • Let SST specimens clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells.
    • For Glucose specimens, refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) the centrifuged SST within two hours of collection. (Min: 0.5 mL per specimen)
    • For Growth Hormone and IGF-1 specimens, transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and freeze (-20°C/-4°F or below) immediately. (Min: 1.0 mL per specimen)

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport:

  • For Growth Hormone and IGF-1, serum, frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below). (Min: 1.0 mL per specimen)
  • For Glucose, Gray-top tube or centrifuged SST tube refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Min: 0.5 mL per specimen)

Rejection Criteria

• Hemolyzed specimens.
• Specimens in tubes containing EDTA.
• Specimens in non-sterile or leaking containers.
• Specimens not collected or processed as indicated.

Performed

Growth Hormone & Insulin Like Growth Factor 1
Monday - Friday. Results available within 2 business days.

Glucose
Sunday – Saturday, 24 hours a day.
Results available within 24 hours of receipt in the Laboratory.

Reference Range

Growth Hormone

Adult Males: 0.1-3.0 ng/mL.
Adult Females: 0.1-8.0 ng/mL.
Reference range not established for children less than 19 years of age.

In normal individuals, acromegaly is ruled out if the patient’s Growth Hormone level is less than 1.0 ng/mL at any point in the timed sequence. False positive results can occur in patients with diabetes mellitus, anorexia, liver failure, tall adolescents, and individuals with growth hormone resistance.

Insulin Like Growth Factor 1

Age

Male

Female

 3 months - 5 years

17-248 ng/mL

17-248 ng/mL 

 6-8 years

88-474 ng/mL 

88-474 ng/mL 

 9-11 years

110-565 ng/mL 

117-771 ng/mL 

 12-15 years

202-957 ng/mL 

261-1096 ng/mL 

 16-24 years

182-780 ng/mL 

182-780 ng/mL 

 25-39 years

114-492 ng/mL 

114-492 ng/mL 

 40-54 years

90-360 ng/mL 

90-360 ng/mL 

 55 years & over

71-290 ng/mL 

71-290 ng/mL 

Reference range for patients under 3 months of age has not been established. 

Glucose
Fasting: 60-99 mg/dL.
30 Minutes.
50-199 mg/dL.
60 Minutes:
50-199 mg/dL.
90 Minutes:
Reference range has not been established.
120 Minutes: 50-139 mg/dL.

Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay, Enzymatic.

Interpretation

In normal individuals, acromegaly is ruled out if the patients GH level is less than 1.0 ng/mL at any point in the timed sequence. False positive results can occur in patients with diabetes mellitus, anorexia, liver failure, tall adolescents, and individuals with growth hormone resistance disorders.

Clinical Utility

For the diagnosis of Acromegaly and to determine status of remission after pituitary surgery.

CPT Code

80430, 83003, 84035, 82947x2.

Test Codes

EPIC: LAB7001, SOFT: OGST

Last Updated

7/11/2019

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