15. Tests and Normal Values in Pediatric Endocrinology

  1. Charles G. D. Brook MA, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH1 and
  2. Mehul T. Dattani MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, DCH2,3

Published Online: 23 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119968153.ch15

Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology, Second Edition

Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Brook, C. G. D. and Dattani, M. T. (2012) Tests and Normal Values in Pediatric Endocrinology, in Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119968153.ch15

Author Information

  1. 1

    University College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    Developmental Endocrinology Research Group, Clinical and Molecular Genetics Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, UK

  3. 3

    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London and University College London Hospitals, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657881

Online ISBN: 9781119968153

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Keywords:

  • arginine stimulation test;
  • assessment of glucocorticoid replacement therapy;
  • corticotropin-releasing hormone test;
  • Cushing syndrome;
  • dexametasone suppression tests;
  • glucagon stimulation tests;
  • gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) test;
  • growth hormone (GH) deficiency;
  • growth hormone excess;
  • human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) stimulation test;
  • hyperprolactinemia;
  • insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 generation test;
  • insulin tolerance;
  • measurement of insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 and IGF binding proteins;
  • molecular genetic analysis;
  • monitoring of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH);
  • normal values;
  • oral glucose tolerance test;
  • pituitary function tests;
  • synacthen tests;
  • thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) test

Summary

This chapter provides detailed information about the indications and performance of endocrine tests in children. Normal values are provided and assistance given with interpretation of results.