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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Gastrin
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer/Lavender/EDTA
Volume required
5ml
Special requirements for specimen collection
Ideally fasting sample. Send to lab immediately after collection (within 15 minutes). A sample for Calcium and Urea (SST tube) is required at same time.
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Used in the diagnosis of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Fasting samples must be taken. Patients must have stopped PPI therapy for at least a week before taking the blood sample and must not be achlorhydric.
Turn around time
30 working days
Referral laboratory (if applicable)
Hammersmith Hospital
Last modified: 02/08/2017