Serum IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 Levels in Healthy Children Between 0 and 6 Years of Age

YÜKSEL B., Ozbek M. N., Mungan N. O., Darendeliler F., Budan B., BİDECİ A., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RESEARCH IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.3, no.2, pp.84-88, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Along with growth hormone (GH) levels, measurements of serum insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) are used in the diagnosis of GH deficiency and in monitoring the efficacy and safety of long-term GH treatment. The purpose of the present study was to establish reference values for serum IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 in healthy Turkish children less than 6 years of age.