Gastrin

Test Code
478

CPT Codes
82941

Preferred Specimen
1 mL frozen serum

Patient Preparation
Overnight fasting is required, preferably 12 hours or more.
Dietary supplements containing biotin may interfere in assays and may skew analyte results to be either falsely high or falsely low. For patients receiving the recommended daily doses of biotin, draw samples at least 8 hours following the last biotin supplementation. For patients on mega-doses of biotin supplements, draw samples at least 72 hours following the last biotin supplementation.

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Temperature
Frozen

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: 28 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Received thawed • Grossly icteric

Methodology
Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
A.M. Sets up 3 days a week.

Clinical Significance
For the diagnosis and monitoring of gastrin-secreting tumors, gastric ulcer, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Increased in pernicious anemia.



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