Specimen Requirements

Title

GLUCAGON

Specimen Requirement

Special Test Kit Required. Please contact the lab to request the kit and instructions.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated 72 hours, Frozen 3 months

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

10-14 days Performed Tuesday

Clinical Use

Diagnose glucagonoma. Glucagonoma may be present in three different syndromes. The first consists of a characteristic skin rash, necrolytic migratory erythema, diabetes mellitus or impaired glucose tolerance, weight loss, anemia, and venous thrombosis. This form usually shows very high glucagon levels, >1000 pg/mL. The second form is associated with severe diabetes, and the third form with multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome. This form may have relatively lower glucagon levels.

Test Code

GLUCA