Gastrin - Serum

Gastrin - Serum

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The gastrin test is used to primarily detect excess production of gastrin and gastric acid in certain conditions like gastrin-producing tumors, peptic ulcer

This Test Includes

Gastrin

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Gastrin - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

  • Investigation of patients with achlorhydria or pernicious anaemia.
  • Investigation of patients suspected of having Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
  • Diagnosis of gastrinoma; basal and secretin-stimulated serum gastrin measurements are the best laboratory tests for gastrinoma.

What is this test

Gastrin is a peptide hormone produced by mucosal G cells of gastric antrum. Gastrin levels are pathologically increased in Gastrinoma, Gastric outlet obstruction and Hypo / Achlorhydria. This assay is used to investigate patients with Achlorhydria / Pernicious anaemia and Zollinger- Ellison syndrome. The assay is extremely useful in the diagnosis of Gastrinoma.