Glucagon is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

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Common Use:
To evaluate the amount of circulating glucagon toward diagnosing diseases such as hypoglycemia, glucagon secreting tumor, pancreatic cancer, or inflammation.

Specimen:
Plasma collected in chilled, lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Specimen should be transported tightly capped and in an ice slurry.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Radioimmunoassay)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 1)
Cord blood0–215 pg/mL0–215 ng/L
Newborn0–1,750 pg/mL0–1,750 ng/L
Child0–148 pg/mL0–148 ng/L
Adult20–100 pg/mL20–100 ng/L

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