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      Accuracy of Growth Hormone Measurements

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          The availability of high quality reagents and new methodology have contributed to overall improvements in the performance of immunoassays of human growth hormone in recent years. Discrepancies between superficially similar methods do occur as a result of the heterogeneous nature of the hormone itself. However, there is also evidence of incorrect standardisation in widely used, commercially available assays. Careful interpretation of growth hormone assays is still required, therefore, especially when results from different laboratories are being compared.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5552-4
          978-3-318-01983-4
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1991
          1991
          02 December 2008
          : 36
          : Suppl 1
          : 17-20
          Affiliations
          Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, UK
          Article
          182182 Horm Res 1991;36:17–20
          10.1159/000182182
          1806478
          © 1991 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Categories
          The Second hGH Symposium Amsterdam 1991

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