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Gut Hormone Profile

Alias: Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), pancreatic polypeptide (PP), gastrin, pancreatic glucagon (PG), somatostatin, chromogranin A (CgA), chromogranin B (CgB)

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Requested with suspected gastrinoma, somatostatinoma, glucagonoma and Zollinger-Ellison. Profile includes: Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), pancreatic polypeptide (PP), gastrin, pancreatic glucagon (PG), somatostatin, chromogranin A (CgA) and chromogranin B (CgB). Note Gastrin and CgA/CgB can be requested as standalone tests.

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
10mls
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Patient must be FASTING.
Due to the Gastrin request, patients should ideally stop H2 blockers for 72h, and omeprazole for 2 weeks, prior to blood test.
After taking the sample, IMMEDIATELY deliver to the laboratory.
The profile includes: Gastrin, VIP, glucagon, chromogranin A &B, somatostatin, pancreatic polypeptide.
Maximum add on time
No add-ons.
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Individual reports
UKAS number
8673
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 10-06-2024