Specimen Requirements

Title

GASTRIN

Specimen Requirement

Patient should fast 12 hours.

Draw blood in a SST. Spin, separate and send 2.0mL serum in screw-capped plastc vial; label transport tube as “serum” and freeze.

Contact lab for dry ice for shipment.

Methodology

Stability

Frozen 14 days

Reference Range

By report*

Turnaround

4 days Performed Tues,Fri

Clinical Use

Diagnose Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and pernicious anemia, both of which exhibit high gastrin levels. Evaluate patients with severe duodenal ulcer or recurrent symptoms after gastric surgery; evaluate achlorhydria.

Test Code

GASTW