hrp0089p2-p229 | GH & IGFs P2 | ESPE2018

Area under the Curve of Growth Hormone, An Additional Tool in Assessing Stimulation Test Results

Yeshayahu Yonatan , Frizinsky Shirly

Introduction: Growth hormone (GH) deficiency is diagnosed through the combination of clinical observation and low GH upon stimulation, in two separate stimulation tests. Normal response is considered as a single rise of GH above the local cutoff point which is used, and differs between countries and range between 7–10 mcg/L. The aim of our study was to assess whether a calculation of area under the curve (AUC) of GH can be used as an additional tool in the diagnosis of GH...