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Test Code GAST Gastrin, Serum

Reporting Name

Gastrin, S

Useful For

Investigation of patients with achlorhydria or pernicious anemia

 

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

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: 

1. Fasting (8 hours).

2. If multiple specimens are drawn, submit each vial under a separate order.

3. Label specimens with corresponding draw time.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

Oncology Test Request Form (T729) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/oncology-request-form.pdf)

Benign Hematology Test Request Form (T755) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/benign-hematology-test-request-form.pdf)


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  24 hours

Reference Values

<100 pg/mL

There is no evidence that fasting serum gastrin levels differ between adults and children. Although 8-hour fasts are difficult or impossible to enforce in small children, serum gastrin levels after shorter fasting periods (3-8 hours) may be 50% to 60% higher than the 8-hour fasting value.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 5 a.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday; 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

82941

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GAST Gastrin, S 2333-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
GAST Gastrin, S 2333-3

Method Name

Automated Chemiluminescent Immunometric Assay