Insulin like Growth Factor (IGF 1 Somatomedin C) Blood Spot Test

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Insulin like Growth Factor (IGF 1 Somatomedin C)

Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit measures the level of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) or commonly known a Somatomedin C. Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) is a dependable marker of the level of human growth hormones (HGH) that promotes proper growth and development, and prevents early onset of premature aging.

Features:
• Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit assists in checking Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) levels.
• Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit determines imbalances in Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) levels.
• Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit aids in early detection of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) problems.
• Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit checks response to Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1)-related treatments.

Product Description:
Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit is a product that measures the level of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) in your body. Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) is a hormone secreted by the liver that is responsible in the proper promotion of growth and development. It also aids in the prevention of premature aging.

Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) influences the effects of Growth Hormones (GH) in the blood stream. Normal levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) checked using the Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit helps you achieve the following:

• Growth of muscle mass and fiber
• Development of bones
• Faster healing of tissues
• Improved physical endurance
• Mental alertness
• Healthy sex life

Low levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) shown by Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit may lead to the following health conditions:

• Stunted growth
• Short Stature
• Poor skin tone
• Decrease in muscle mass
• Poor bone development
• Decreased mental alertness
• Resistance to insulin
• Low sex drive

Dwarfism is a health condition caused by insufficient amounts of Growth Hormones (GH). But according to studies, low levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) also lead to Dwarfism. This health condition is manifested by the following:

• Achondroplasia or short stature
• Short arms, legs, neck, and trunk
• Back bone deformities like sciliosis and lordosis

Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit can also check for excessive amounts of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) in your body. High levels of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) may result to the following conditions:

• Low levels of blood glucose
• Abnormal enlargement of bones, hands and feet

Acromegaly is a health condition that may not be only due to too much secretion of Growth Hormones (GH), but also excessive amounts of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) which can be detected using Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit . Acromegaly is manifested by the following:

• Large hands and feet
• Widening of facial bone structure
• Excessive growth of facial hair in women
• Thickening of the skin
• Unintentional weight gain
• Wide fingers and toes

Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) insufficiency is treated with hormone replacement therapy, while excessive secretions of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) is usually managed by surgery, radiation therapy, and medications that suppress the release of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1).

Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit is a convenient way of measuring Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) that yields accurate and reliable results. Compared to serum tests, Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit is less painful and cheaper compared to serum testing.

Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit includes step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. Instead of repeatedly going back to laboratories, Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit is indeed a more convenient way of monitoring your Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) levels.

Guide to Blood Sample Collection:
The right time to collect your blood sample is within 30 minutes upon waking in the morning. Do not eat or drink anything, except water. Remember to gather the specimen on flat surfaces like tables.

**If you are taking/ using HORMONES, please take note of the following suggested time frame of collection. Failure to collect within this recommended periods may result in False High or Low results.
• Pills, Gels, Creams, Sprays – allow 12 to 24 hours from your last dose before collecting sample
• Troches, Sublinguals (under the tongue) – allow 36 hours from your last dose before collecting sample
• Patches – allow 24-48 hours from the patch application before collecting samples
• Injections/ Pellets – collect sample at midpoint between injections or pellet insertions

Additional instructions for Topical Hormones Users:
It is very important to avoid transferring the hormones to the face or neck because this may yield in false high results. Just remember to:

• Avoid using uncovered hands, when applying topical hormones, for at least 48 hours before collection
• Apply the topical cream/ gel to body parts that are covered by clothing
• Avoid contact with objects that maybe contaminated with the hormones (such as faucet door knobs and counters)
• Wash hands after applying the hormones. Use soap and water then pat dry.

Preparing to collect the sample:
• Ready the contents of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit
• Before collection, it is important to print your name, date and time of collection where indicated.
• Wash your hands and pat dry.

For Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit, follow these instructions when collecting:
• Stick the filter card flat on a table surface (lower level than the waist) with the flap hanging down and away from the collection filter strip. See Picture A above. Remember that the back of the flap should not touch the blood filter collection strip.
• Open the provided alcohol prep pad and sanitize the gauze and put it next to the affixed filter card.
• If possible, use the non-dominant arm’s middle or ring finger as this is the best choice to draw blood.
• Rub the finger with the alcohol prep pad and allow for 15-30 seconds of drying time.
• Get the lancet, remove the cap and apply pressure on the small white section strongly against the side of the finger tip until the lancet ticks. (Tip: To promote blood flow before cutting the fingertip, swing your arms, place hand under lukewarm water and/ or rub hands together.)
• Use the sterile gauze pad to wipe up the first drop of blood.
• Put the cut finger above the blood spot card circles (See Picture B above) then gently milk the finger to extract blood. Do not squeeze the fingers. To allow for gravitational pull of the blood, collect samples by placing the hand lower than the waist.
• As the droplet of blood forms and is ready to fall, let the droplet come into contact with the center of the circle. Keep on collecting until all the circles have been filled with blood sample. Please refer to Picture C for the correct sample and Picture D for unacceptable samples.
• When you’re done, blot with a clean gauze then put on a dressing.
• Let the blood spot card dry for at least 30 minutes.
• When the specimens are dried, close the flap and put inside the plastic box.

Sending and Getting the Results:
• Remember that after collection, the dried blood spot sample should be kept at room temperature.
• Complete all necessary information on the Test Requisition Form (included in the test kit).
• Put the collected sample, test requisition and all important documents inside the Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit box and close properly.
• Put everything inside the UPS packaging; attach the prepaid label or postage. Please see the Instructions attached with the kit for information on where to send the blood spot sample along with the completed paperwork.
Results of the Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit usually takes 3 to 5 days, upon receipt by the lab, to complete. By the 5th to 7th business day, test results are sent back to the patient or providers, who ordered them. Results are also available online, through secured internet means.


IMPORTANT: Please take note that certain restrictions are imposed on New York and California residents regarding test kits. Before purchasing, please read the information carefully:
FOR RESIDENTS OF THE NEW YORK STATE:
The health laws implemented in the New York State forbids the testing of specimens collected in or sent from New York and also forbids communication of data from lab to New York residents or health care providers. For that reason, it is not possible for NY residents to directly receive their results.
FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA STATE:
According to the health laws of California, specimen mailed from their state, or collected, should come with a written request for the laboratory test from a physician or health care provider that is licensed in California.
This includes the following disciplines: M.D.; D.C.; LAc; R.D.; D.O.; N.P.; and Pharmacists (R.PH). As of September 2002 (Senate Bill 577), such lab tests may be ordered by complementary/alternative health care practitioners "not providing services that require medical training." California consumers not working with a licensed health care professional should contact a compounding pharmacist in their area.


Question and Answer:
Question 1:
I am a bodybuilder who uses IGF-1 substances. Do I need to test my Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) levels?

Answer:
Yes. According to studies, bodybuilders on IGF-1 supplementation are at higher risk of getting excessive amounts of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) hormones. Too much amount of these hormones may lead to undesirable health problems.

Question 2:
Why can’t I use my saliva as a sample?

Answer:
Saliva does not contain Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) hormones.

Question 3:
My child seems smaller compared to other children of his age. Can I use the Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Blood Spot Test Kit to check Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) insufficiency?

Answer:
Yes. But it is best to consult a physician. Children do not grow simultaneously. And it is normal that some become taller ahead of others. It is not only Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1) hormones that influence his growth. There are also a number of factors that may affect his growth and development.

*Residents of CA, MD, NY States require the testing to be ordered by a licensed healthcare provider in your state. Please include a prescription for testing when sending in your sample.

Insulin like Growth Factor (IGF 1 Somatomedin C) Blood Spot Test
Insulin like Growth Factor (IGF 1 Somatomedin C) Blood Spot Test
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