Gastrin and Gastrin Stimulation Test
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To evaluate gastric production to assist in diagnosis of gastric disease such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and gastric cancer.
There are no fluid or activity restrictions unless by medical direction. Instruct the patient to fast for 12 hr before the test. Instruct the patient to refrain from the use of chewing gum or tobacco products for at least 4 hr prior to and for the duration of the test. Instruct the patient to withhold medications and alcohol for 12 to 24 hr, as ordered by the health-care provider (HCP). Protocols may vary among facilities.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.481)|
|Child||Less than 65 pg/mL||Less than 31 pmol/L|
|Adult||Less than 100 pg/mL||Less than 48.1 pmol/L|
|Values represent fasting levels.|
|Gastrin stimulation test with secretin; 0.4 mcg/kg by IV bolus||No 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.|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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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 November 18, 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 November 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425019/all/Gastrin_and_Gastrin_Stimulation_Test.
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