A child should be monitored from birth on wards till puberty to document his/her growth and the rate of growth.
The child development is plotted and compared to the Mid Parental Height.

Childs height Interpret
Child short of MPH Consult Paediatric Endocrinologist
Slow rate of Growth Consult Paediatric Endocrinologist

Growth hormone stimulation test are done in children who are faltering in height. It tests the status of growth hormone in the body and the expected out-comes to treatment with growth hormone.