Pediatric Endocrinology

Endocrine Sciences offers specialized assays and protocols for pediatric patients.  Endocrine Sciences has developed an endocrinology services program tailored to the needs of pediatric endocrinology, including:

  • 60 day frozen serum and plasma specimen storage allowing for add-on or repeat testing up to 2 months after the original blood draw date (available for assays performed at the Endocrine Sciences facility)
  • Protocols to accommodate multiple specimens for stimulation testing and diagnostic profiles
    • Quantitative specimen volume analysis performed prior to testing to ensure sufficient specimen volume
    • Pediatric volumes available for many common tests
  • Assays developed specifically to aid in the diagnosis of endocrine disorders common among pediatric patients
  • Methodologies, such as HPLC/MS-MS, to measure low and abnormal hormone levels
  • Some reference intervals are age-specific or by pubertal Tanner stages
  • Processes, including extraction, to purify specimens prior to testing
  • Direct access to scientific experts who specialize in pediatric endocrinology
  • PhD-level scientists available to discuss assay methodologies
  • Experienced client services team, available through the Endocrine Hotline (877-436-3056)
  • Specialized test request forms, including a Stimulation testing requisition to simplify test ordering

For more information, view our Pediatric Endocrinology brochure.