Gastrin and Gastrin Stimulation Test

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
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Common Use:
To evaluate gastric production to assist in diagnosis of gastric disease such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and gastric cancer.

Specimen:
Serum collected in a red- or red/gray-top tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Immunoassay)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 0.481)
ChildLess than 125 pg/mLLess than 60 pmol/L
AdultLess than 100 pg/mLLess than 48.1 pmol/L
Values represent fasting levels.
Stimulation Tests
Gastrin stimulation test with secretin; 0.4 mcg/kg by intravenous bolusNo response or slight increase over baseline; increase of greater than 200 pg/ml (SI Units: 96 pmol/L above baseline is considered abnormal
Calcium may also be used as a stimulant.

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