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Diagnostic efficiency of serum IGF-I, IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), IGF-I/IGFBP-3 molar ratio and urinary GH measurements in the diagnosis of adult GH deficiency: importance of an appropriate reference population
European Journal of Endocrinology
Objective: To analyse the diagnostic role of serum IGF-I, IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), IGF-I/IGFBP-3 molar ratio and urinary GH (uGH) excretion in adult GH deficiency (GHD). Design: Twenty-seven adults (age range: 18-71 years) with severe GHD, defined by a peak GH response to an insulin tolerance test below 3 mg/l in patients with at least one additional pituitary hypofunction. Reference values were established from a selected age-and body mass index-matched population (154 healthy adultsdoi:10.1530/eje.0.1420243 pmid:10700718 fatcat:ixzj3m6b4jeg7boaduws6fv4ee