Gastrin 8 specimens Bld 67208

Test Code

Alias/See Also

CPT Codes
82938 X 7; 82941

Preferred Specimen
1 mL (x8) frozen serum for each timed specimen

Patient Preparation
Overnight fasting (12 hours)
The serum secretin test requires patients to be off antacids and anticholinergic medications for 12 hours prior to the test. Proton pump inhibitors should not be discontinued because of concern of complications (acute bleeding and/or perforation if acid suppression is discontinued).

Minimum Volume

Medication restrictions and fast 8 timed samples. See website

Transport Container

Transport Temperature

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

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


Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat; Report available: Same day

Reference Range
Reference range applies to fasting specimen only
<5 years Not established
5-17 years <65 pg/mL
≥18 years ≤100 pg/mL
Post secretion stimulation response
>200 pg/mL above basal level: positive test

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

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.