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  IGF-1
 
Authors: William Clarke, PhD, Lori J. Sokoll, PhD Last modified: October 24, 2001
DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA
 
 
IMPORTANT POINTS/RECOMMENDATIONS
  • IGF-1 concentrations can be depressed in individuals wtih hypothyroidism, chronic illness, or liver disease
  • IGF-1 concentrations can be increased after periods of exercise
 
REFERENCES
  1. Demers LM ;  Pituitary Function ;  Burtis CA and Ashwood ER (eds.): Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry, 5th ed., Ch. 39, Philadelphia, PA, WB Saunders, 2001.

  2. Howanitz JH and Henry JB ;  Evaluation of Endocrine Function ;  Henry JB (ed.): Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, 20th ed., Ch. 16, PHiladelphia, PA, WB Saunders, 2001.

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