Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF) Testing
Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a hormone that performs in much the same way as growth hormones. It helps kids grow strong and tall and keeps the rest of us feeling youthful. IGF is produced naturally in the liver, skeletal muscles, and other parts of the body. It’s one of many hormones that keeps us feeling strong, rested, healthy, and young.
IGF helps us fight some of the common effects of aging like decreases in muscle mass. It also helps our bones, tissues, and muscles stay strong.
Why request IGF testing?
Insulin-Like Growth Factor tests can be used to analyze growth hormone levels. They can also help us get a better understanding of the results of other hormone tests.
If you think an IGF test could answer your health questions, we recommend consulting with your doctor about your symptoms and concerns. They may suggest a growth hormone test as well.
Test Smartly Labs is here to serve as your lab testing partner and provide an accurate, reliable pathology report you can review with your doctor in detail.
Contact us today to schedule your IFG Testing today.