Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF) Testing
Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a hormone that works a lot like growth hormone. It helps kids grow strong and tall and keeps the rest of us feeling youthful. IGF is produced naturally by the liver, skeletal muscles, and other parts of the body. It is one of the body’s many hormones that helps us feel strong, rested, healthy, and young.
IGF helps us combat some of the common effects of aging, particularly loss of strength. IGF helps our bones, tissues, and muscles stay strong.
Why request IGF testing?
Insulin-Like Growth Factor tests are often ordered to analyze growth hormone levels. They may also be used to understand the results of other hormone tests.
If you think an IGF test is in order, we recommend consulting with a medical doctor about your symptoms and concerns. They may suggest a growth hormone test as well.
Test Smartly Labs is happy to serve as your lab testing partner and will provide you an accurate, reliable pathology report you can discuss with your doctor in detail.
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