To investigate somatotropic function.
Fasting for 12 hrs and at rest for 30 min (although babies of under one year and hypoglycaemic subjects should be given 200 ml of milk at 5 a.m.).
After centrifugation of the samples, freeze the serum at –20°C and store the plasma at +4°C.
Close medical supervision because of the risk of HYPOGLYCAEMIA associated with fasting coupled with the insulin: have ready a syringe containing 20 ml 20% glucose solution and a 1 mg vial glucagon.
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