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This is an insulin like growth factor binding protein3 (IGFBP-3) is the main carrier of somatomedin C an insulin like growth factor-1 in the body. The blood levels of both these protein are controlled by the human growth hormone (hGH), a hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland, a pea size gland in the brain that regulates the growth and function of other glands.
Doctors will request for this IGFBP-3 test because:
- GFBP-3 test has its usefulness as an indicator of whether someone is producing a normal amount of human growth hormone , this test will also check for pituitary gland disorders and abnormalities in growth hormone production.