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Blood Test Information

Gut Hormones
minimum sample volume required ~ 4ml

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Test Code: GUT

Special instructions
A special sample collection procedure is required, laboratory MUST be contacted before requesting. An 8 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
Contact Laboratory before requesting

Reference range
See individual tests

Linked to
Glucagon, Gastrin, VIP, Somatostatin, Cocaine and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) and Chromogranin A and B

Turnaround Time
28 days

Department: Biochemistry

Clinical Application
For gastrin analysis patients MUST STOP PPI (e.g. omeprazole) for 2 weeks prior to having samples taken. Ideally H2 antagonist treatment (e.g. ranitidine) should be also stopped for 72 hours prior to sample collection.


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