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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Gut Hormones

Gut Hormones


TestGut Hormones
Common AbbreviationsNA
Tube typeEDTA
Clinical IndicationUsed in the diagnosis and monitoring of gastrointestinal endocrine tumours. Profile includes vasoactive intestinal peptide, pancreatic polypeptide, gastrin, glucagon, somatostatin, chromogranin A and chromogranin B.
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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