Diagnostic Blood Test:
Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1)
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is our best biomarker for human growth hormone (HGH) status. HGH is a hormone that encourages growth, cell division, and tissue regeneration. It also plays an important role in body composition and bone strength. IGF-1, produced by HGH in the liver, stimulates muscle growth, the production of new proteins, and the breakdown of fat molecules.
Note: This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin. Cease biotin supplementation at least 72 hours prior to blood draw.