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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Gastrin



Common AbbreviationsGAST
Tube typeEDTA
Clinical IndicationUsed in diagnosis of Zollinger Ellison syndrome indicated by recurrent ulcer disease or duodenal ulcer and high gastric acid output.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample typeEDTA plasma
Minimum Volume1mL
Special PrecautionsSample must be sent to the laboratory on ice immediately after collection. Fasting sample required.
StabilityContact Referral Laboratory
Turnaround Time21 days
LaboratorySAS Laboratory Charing Cross Hospital London W6 8RF 0208 383 3949
Reference IntervalContact Referral Laboratory
LimitationsContact Referral Laboratory
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