Oral glucose-stimulated growth hormone (GH) test in adult GH deficiency patients and controls: Potential utility of a novel test

Published: 13 June 2017
Author(s): Lara Pena-Bello, Teresa Seoane-Pillado, Susana Sangiao-Alvarellos, Elena Outeiriño-Blanco, Barbara Varela-Rodriguez, Paula Juiz-Valiña, María Cordido, Fernando Cordido
Issue: June 2017
Section: Original Article

The diagnosis of adult GH deficiency requires confirmation with a GH stimulation test. Oral glucose (OG) administration affects GH secretion, initially decreasing and subsequently stimulating GH secretion.