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Gastrin and Gastrin Stimulation Test

Gastrin and Gastrin Stimulation Test is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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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.

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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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Gastrin and Gastrin Stimulation Test." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425019/all/Gastrin_and_Gastrin_Stimulation_Test.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Gastrin and Gastrin Stimulation Test. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425019/all/Gastrin_and_Gastrin_Stimulation_Test. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Gastrin and Gastrin Stimulation Test. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425019/all/Gastrin_and_Gastrin_Stimulation_Test
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Gastrin and Gastrin Stimulation Test [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425019/all/Gastrin_and_Gastrin_Stimulation_Test.
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