Table 2

Investigations done before proceeding to assess the growth hormone axis

Thyroid function tests12
Full blood count and film13
Urea, electrolytes, and creatinine11
Antibodies for coeliac disease10
Karyotype (girls)9
Bone age x ray8
Liver function tests6
Calcium and phosphate5
Urine microscopy and culture5
Urine glucose and protein3
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate2
C reactive protein, ferritin, chest x ray1 each