DBC Growth Hormone (hGH) ELISA kit, kit image, silhouette of a pipette
Ref CAN-GH-4070
Kit Type: Sandwich ELISA
Kit Size: 96-well break-apart microplate
Sensitivity: 0.2 ng/mL
Sample Type: Human serum / 25 μL
Calibrator Range: 1–50 ng/mL
Total Assay Time: 75 minutes
Note: When using the kit, the IFU version that is provided with the kit must be followed.
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  • CAN: IVD
  • EU: IVD CE
  • USA: IVD

Human growth hormone (hGH) is a polypeptide of 191 amino acids secreted by the somatroph cells of the anterior pituitary. Growth hormone is principally a regulator of body growth and its metabolic effects are primarily anabolic. Some of its effects include promotion of protein conservation through its involvement in a wide range of protein synthesis mechanisms, enhancement of glucose transport and facilitation of glycogen storage. In addition, it induces the release of somatomedins (insulin-like growth factors), which further mediate the cascade of growth promoting actions.