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IGFBP3

Alternative Names:Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein-3
Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:IGFBP3
Specimen Types:Serum
Plasma
Container Types:
SST
Lithium Heparin (with Gel)
Adults Volume or Mass:2 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:1 mL
Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:

This test must be approved by a Chemical Pathologist.

Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:PaLMS- Royal North Shore Hospital
Additional Notes:

This test must be approved by a Chemical Pathologist.

Solid phase, enzyme labelled chemiluminescent immuno-metric assay on Immulite 2000.

Royal North Shore Hospital Pathology Handbook link:
http://www.palms.com.au/php/labinfo/

Reference Intervals

< 15 days: 0.5 - 1.4 mg/L
15 days - 1 year: 0.7 - 3.6 mg/L
1-2 yrs: 0.7 - 3.6 mg/L 
2-3 yrs: 0.8 - 3.9 mg/L
3-4 yrs: 0.9 - 4.3 mg/L
4-5 yrs: 1.0 - 4.7 mg/L 
5-6 yrs: 1.1 - 5.2 mg/L
6-7 yrs: 1.3 - 5.6 mg/L
7-8 yrs: 1.4 - 6.1 mg/L
8-9 yrs: 1.6 - 6.5 mg/L
9-10 yrs: 1.8 - 7.1 mg/L
10-11 yrs: 2.1 - 7.7 mg/L
11-12 yrs: 2.4 - 8.4 mg/L
12-13 yrs: 3.5 - 8.9 mg/L
13-14 yrs: 3.1 - 9.5 mg/L
14-15 yrs: 3.3 - 10 mg/L
15-16 yrs: 3.5 - 10 mg/L
16-17 yrs: 3.4 - 9.5 mg/L
17-18 yrs: 3.2 - 8.7 mg/L
18-19 yrs: 3.1 - 7.9 mg/L
19-20 yrs: 2.9 - 7.3 mg/L
20-21 yrs: 2.9 - 7.2 mg/L
21-25 yrs: 3.4 - 7.8 mg/L
26-30 yrs: 3.5 - 7.6 mg/L
31-35 yrs: 3.5 - 7.0 mg/L
36-40 yrs: 3.4 - 6.7 mg/L
41-45 yrs: 3.3 - 6.6 mg/L
46-50 yrs: 3.3 - 6.7 mg/L
51-55 yrs: 3.4 - 6.8 mg/L
56-60 yrs: 3.4 - 6.9 mg/L
61-65 yrs: 3.2 - 6.6 mg/L
66-70 yrs: 3.0 - 6.2 mg/L
71-75 yrs: 2.8 - 5.7 mg/L
76-80 yrs: 2.5 - 5.1 mg/L
81-85 yrs: 2.2 - 4.5 mg/L