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Blood Test Information

Cocaine and amphetamine-regulated transcript
(a.k.a CART)
minimum sample volume required ~ 4ml

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Special instructions
A special sample taking procedure is required, laboratory MUST be contacted before requesting. A 10 hour fast prior to the sample being taken is required. For a full gut hormone profile 3 EDTA tubes must be received on ice.
Sent away to Charing Cross Hospital, London

Reference range
See below

Units
pmol/L

Linked to
Gut Hormones

Turnaround Time
28 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
Refernce range: <85 pmol/L -within normal reference limits, CART 85 – 350 pmol/L –Elevated and may be consistent with the diagnosis of Neuroendocrine Neoplasia (NEN) in the presence of supporting clinical signs and symptoms CART >350 pmol/L –Very Elevated and consistent with the diagnosis of Neuroendocrine Neoplasia (NEN) in the presence of supporting clinical signs and symptoms.

 
 

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