IGF-I ( somatomedin C)

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1600,00 rsd

Obrtno Vreme

7 days

Uzorkovanje

Drawing blood

Kategorija

Immunohemistry

IntroLab Belgrade offers you the opportunity to detect potential hormonal imbalances or other health issues on time. Thanks to the IGF-I (somatomedin C) analysis, you can gain better insight into your health and take steps to improve it. Scheduling the test is simple and quick, and our expert team will ensure you receive the most accurate results.

What is IGF-I (somatomedin C)?

IGF-I, also known as somatomedin C, is a peptide hormone mostly produced in the liver under the influence of growth hormone. IGF-I plays a crucial role in cell growth and differentiation. A deficiency in this hormone can result in dwarfism, while some neoplasms may produce IGF-I, often causing hypoglycemia in patients.

Why is measuring this parameter important?

Measuring IGF-I is necessary for diagnosing disorders in the secretion of growth hormone. Abnormal secretion of growth hormone and IGF-I can cause abnormalities in skeletal size and other disorders characteristic of acromegaly and gigantism. In children, gigantism can lead to increased growth of long bones, while in adults, acromegaly can cause bone distortions in parts of the body (nose, ears, jaws, hands, feet) and swelling of certain tissues.

How are the results interpreted?

The results of the IGF-I analysis are not absolute proof of the presence or absence of disease. They are interpreted in conjunction with other diagnostic tests, the patient’s clinical picture, and with the help of a doctor.

What do the results indicate?

The results of the IGF-I (somatomedin C) analysis can provide important information about your health. Elevated IGF-I levels may indicate increased growth hormone production, the presence of a pituitary tumor, or a natural increase during puberty and pregnancy. On the other hand, reduced IGF-I levels may indicate a growth hormone deficiency, growth hormone insensitivity, reduced pituitary function, kidney and liver diseases, nutritional deficiencies, or the use of high doses of estrogen.

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Uzorak: Serum (venous blood)

Obrtno vreme: 7 days

Priprema: No special preparation is required for the test before going to the laboratory.

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