Other pituitary hormone deficiencies (hormone – clinical feature of deficiency – diagnostic test)

  1. GH – weight loss – GH levels are stimulation with insulin/arginine/glucoagon, meaure IGF-1 levels
  2. FSH/LH – no 2nd sexual hair, infertility, impotence – measure male testosterone. In pre-menopause female presence of periods, in post-menopause meaure FSH/LH
  3. ACTH – pale, hypoadrenal – short synACTHen test, insulin tolerance test
  4. TSH – hypothyroid – TSH, T4
  5. PRL – lactatory failure – PRL levels
  6. ADH – DI – measure serum sodium, osmoilality, water deprivation test. 
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