Abbot Architect ci4100
Plasma(lithium heparin or sodium heparin)
draw tube or plastic pour off tube
2-8 C (ice packs)
store at 2-8 C for up to 7 days, -20C if not tested within 7 days
Total population = 0.02-4.77 ng/mL Healthy adult females= 0.06-6.88 ng/mL Healthy adult males= 0.02-1.23 ng/mL the secretion is influenced by time of day, physical exercise, sleep , stress, nutritional status, and is regulated by a number of factors like growth hormone-releasing hormone, insulin, glucose, insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I).