Insulin-like Growth Factor IGF 2 Test

IGF-2


Test Code: 141770
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Insulin-like Growth Factor IGF 2 Test

This test measures levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor 2 (IGF-2) in the blood.  IGF-2 is a hormone produced by the liver.  Its primary function is to regulate the production of Growth Hormone (GH) during growth and development of a fetus during gestation.  IGF-2 is also linked to the production of other hormones including Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Progesterone.  Deficiency in IGF-2 can contribute to growth problems in children.  Certain types of tumors can produce an excess of IGF-2.  As a result, measuring IGF-2 levels can be useful in the diagnosis or monitoring of treatment for some types of cancer including prostate, colon, breast and colorectal.        

The IGF-2 is typically ordered along with other hormone tests when ordered by a person's doctor.  It may also be used to assist in monitoring the treatment of certain types of cancer.

Turnaround for this test is typically 5-13 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

Overnight fasting is recommended.

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Insulin-like Growth Factor IGF 2 Test

IGF-2


Test Code: 92790
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Insulin-like Growth Factor IGF 2 Test

This test measures levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor 2 (IGF-2) in the blood.  IGF-2 is a hormone produced by the liver.  Its primary function is to regulate the production of Growth Hormone (GH) during growth and development of a fetus during gestation.  IGF-2 is also linked to the production of other hormones including Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Progesterone.  Deficiency in IGF-2 can contribute to growth problems in children.  Certain types of tumors can produce an excess of IGF-2.  As a result, measuring IGF-2 levels can be useful in the diagnosis or monitoring of treatment for some types of cancer including prostate, colon, breast and colorectal.        

This IGF-2 is typically ordered along with other hormone tests when ordered by a person's doctor.  It may also be used to assist in monitoring the treatment of certain types of cancer.

Turnaround for this test is typically 5-12 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

Overnight fasting is recommended.

Categories: