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Analyte: Human Growth Hormone
Specimen Type: Serum
Optimum Volume: 0.4 mL
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Reporting units: pg/mL
Biological or Clinical Significance:
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), also known as Hepatopoietin A, is mitogenic for a variety of cell types, including endothelial and epithelial cells, melanocytes, and keratinocytes. HGF signals through a transmembrane tyrosine kinase receptor known as MET. Activities of HGF include the induction of cell proliferation, motility, morphogenesis, inhibition of cell growth, and enhancement of neuron survival. HGF is a crucial mitogen for liver regeneration processes, especially after partial hepatectomy and other liver injuries.
Principle of Test Method:
The HGF assay is a chemiluminescent immunoassay.