Another type of test is the Somatomedin C test. Somatomedin C or Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) test is considered to be more accurate than other tests because certain factors do not affect the results of this test. Activity levels, diets or time of day do not in any way affect the results of this test. This test usually detects pituitary abnormalities, HGH deficiency and acromegaly. Somatomedin C depends on HGH levels because it is part of the group of peptides that the HGH affects.
Somatomedin levels are directly proportional to the HGH level of a person. If a person has high Somatomedin C level, then he has high HGH level and this is the same if the level is low. If a patient has unusually low HGH level or absence of HGH then it is likely that the person has a HGH disease. Like all other tests, Somatomedin C also requires blood sampling and fasting midnight before the test is administered. The test starts with the cleaning of the skin surface with antiseptic, placing an elastic band around the arm for pressure and then blood is taken as a sample.
Results of this test may not be readily available because the blood sample is taken to a laboratory and may take a week. This kind of test is considered safe but there are still feeling of being wobbly, hematoma and body pain.
These two tests serve as prevention or an early step to cure HGH diseases. It’s not only people who have abnormalities in height or other symptoms of the HGH disease who are entitled to take these tests. Anybody can take these tests to measure their HGH level.
Taking these tests doesn’t necessarily mean that a person has a disease. These tests are safety measures for each individual.