• Product name
    Human Growth Hormone ELISA Kit
    See all Human Growth Hormone kits
  • Detection method
  • Precision
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Human serum 5 3%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Human serum 3 1.6%
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Milk, Urine, Serum, Heparin Plasma, EDTA Plasma, Citrate Plasma
  • Assay type
    Sandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    1.4 pg/ml
  • Range
    3.91 pg/ml - 250 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Cell culture supernatant 104 100% - 109%
    Milk 83 81% - 84%
    Urine 99 97% - 105%
    Serum 98 92% - 102%
    Heparin Plasma 97 89% - 106%
    EDTA Plasma 91 78% - 102%
    Citrate Plasma 99 90% - 114%

  • Assay time
    1h 30m
  • Assay duration
    One step assay
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
    Does not react with: Mouse, Rat, Rabbit, Goat, Chicken, Guinea pig, Hamster, Cow, Dog, Pig
  • Product overview

    Abcam’s Growth Hormone (GH) in vitro SimpleStep ELISA® (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is designed for the quantitative measurement of Growth Hormone (GH) protein in human serum, plasma and cell culture supernatant.
    The SimpleStep ELISA® employs an affinity tag labeled capture antibody and a reporter conjugated detector antibody which immunocapture the sample analyte in solution. This entire complex (capture antibody/analyte/detector antibody) is in turn immobilized via immunoaffinity of an anti-tag antibody coating the well. To perform the assay, samples or standards are added to the wells, followed by the antibody mix. After incubation, the wells are washed to remove unbound material. TMB substrate is added and during incubation is catalyzed by HRP, generating blue coloration. This reaction is then stopped by addition of Stop Solution completing any color change from blue to yellow. Signal is generated proportionally to the amount of bound analyte and the intensity is measured at 450 nm. Optionally, instead of the endpoint reading, development of TMB can be recorded kinetically at 600 nm.

  • Notes

    Growth Hormone (also known as GH, GH1, Somatotropin and Pituitary growth hormone) is a circulating hormone that plays an important role in somatic growth control. Growth Hormone binds to the Growth Hormone Receptor present in a variety of tissues and induces signaling cascades. Growth Hormone secretion is controlled positively and negatively by other hormones, including Ghrelin and Somatostatin. Overproduction of Growth Hormone can result in gigantism whereas deficiency can contribute to dwarfism.

  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • Platform


  • Storage instructions
    Store at +4°C. Please refer to protocols.
  • Components 1 x 96 tests
    10X Growth Hormone Capture Antibody 1 x 600µl
    10X Growth Hormone Detector Antibody 1 x 600µl
    10X Wash Buffer PT (ab206977) 1 x 20ml
    ab221824 - Antibody Diluent 4BI 1 x 6ml
    Growth Hormone Human Lyophilized Recombinant Protein 2 vials
    Plate Seals 1 unit
    Sample Diluent NS (ab193972) 1 x 50ml
    SimpleStep Pre-Coated 96-Well Microplate (ab206978) 1 unit
    Stop Solution 1 x 12ml
    TMB Development Solution 1 x 12ml
  • Research areas
  • Function
    Plays an important role in growth control. Its major role in stimulating body growth is to stimulate the liver and other tissues to secrete IGF-1. It stimulates both the differentiation and proliferation of myoblasts. It also stimulates amino acid uptake and protein synthesis in muscle and other tissues.
  • Involvement in disease
    Defects in GH1 are a cause of growth hormone deficiency isolated type 1A (IGHD1A) [MIM:262400]; also known as pituitary dwarfism I. IGHD1A is an autosomal recessive deficiency of GH which causes short stature. IGHD1A patients have an absence of GH with severe dwarfism and often develop anti-GH antibodies when given exogenous GH.
    Defects in GH1 are a cause of growth hormone deficiency isolated type 1B (IGHD1B) [MIM:612781]; also known as dwarfism of Sindh. IGHD1B is an autosomal recessive deficiency of GH which causes short stature. IGHD1B patients have low but detectable levels of GH. Dwarfism is less severe than in IGHD1A and patients usually respond well to exogenous GH.
    Defects in GH1 are the cause of Kowarski syndrome (KWKS) [MIM:262650]; also known as pituitary dwarfism VI.
    Defects in GH1 are a cause of growth hormone deficiency isolated type 2 (IGHD2) [MIM:173100]. IGHD2 is an autosomal dominant deficiency of GH which causes short stature. Clinical severity is variable. Patients have a positive response and immunologic tolerance to growth hormone therapy.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the somatotropin/prolactin family.
  • Cellular localization
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • gH
    • GH-N
    • GH1
    • GHN
    • Growth hormone
    • Growth hormone 1
    • HGH
    • Pituitary growth hormone
    • Somatotropin
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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
Sandwich ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.


  • Example of Growth Hormone standard curve.

  • Serum from 10 apparently healthy male donors was measured in duplicate. The mean Growth Hormone concentration was determined to be 365 pg/mL with a range of 15-1,779 pg/mL in male donors.

  • The concentrations of Growth Hormone were measured in duplicate and interpolated from the Growth Hormone standard curve and corrected for sample dilution. The interpolated dilution factor corrected values are plotted (mean +/- SD, n=2). The mean Growth Hormone concentration was determined to be 242 pg/mL in serum and 216 pg/mL in plasma.

  • Background-subtracted data values (mean +/- SD, n =2) are graphed.



This product has been referenced in:
  • Kaklamanos A  et al. Extensive phenotypic characterization of a new transgenic mouse reveals pleiotropic perturbations in physiology due to mesenchymal hGH minigene expression. Sci Rep 7:2397 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28546545) »

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