Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-3, Serum


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A protein which transports IGF-3. Its level reflects the rate of GH synthesis. This test is relevant to investigations into all kinds of growth retardation and should be carried out before scheduling a stimulation test. Levels are REDUCED in Larons dwarfism, obesity, Cushings syndrome and GH deficiency. Levels are INCREASED in acromegaly, Turners syndrome and chronic renal insufficiency. See Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1, Serum

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