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To evaluate the amount of circulating glucagon toward diagnosing diseases such as hypoglycemia, glucagon secreting tumor, pancreatic cancer, or inflammation.
Plasma collected in chilled, lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Specimen should be transported tightly capped and in an ice slurry.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 1)|
|Cord blood||0–215 pg/mL||0–215 ng/L|
|Newborn||0–1,750 pg/mL||0–1,750 ng/L|
|Child||0–148 pg/mL||0–148 ng/L|
|Adult||20–100 pg/mL||20–100 ng/L|