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Gastrin

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Gastrin is measured with suspected Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, in patients with persistent ulcer symptoms and those with suspected familial multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1. This test can be requested alone, and is also part of the Gut Hormone profile.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Lilac Top Microtainer BD;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Gut hormone
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
2ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Patient must be FASTING.
Patients should ideally stop H2 blockers for 72hours, and omeprazole for 2 weeks, prior to blood test.
After taking the sample, IMMEDIATELY deliver to the laboratory.
Maximum add on time
N/A
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Please see the report.
UKAS number
8673
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024