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Table 4 Growth hormone-releasing peptide-2 stimulation test in July 2016 (day 7 after admission)

From: Acute hypopituitarism associated with periorbital swelling and cardiac dysfunction in a patient with pituitary tumor apoplexy: a case report

  Reference range for basal value Time (min)
0 (Basal) 15 30 45 60
Serum GH (ng/mL) 0–0.17 0.03 0.86 0.86 0.51 0.29
Plasma ACTH (pg/mL) 7.2–63.3 11.2 85.5 68.3 48.1 33.8
Serum cortisol (μg/dL) 4.5–21.1 2.0 4.1 5.8 5.7 5.8
  1. Growth hormone-releasing peptide (GHRP)-2 (100 μg) was administered intravenously in the morning (9 AM)
  2. ACTH arenocorticotropic hormone, GH growth hormone