Sample type: Plasma
Test name: Gut Hormones a.k.a. gastrin , vip
Condition / Indication: Rarely indicated test
Special precautions & notes: Prior contact with laboratory is essential to ensure correct patient preparation. Send immediately packed in ice. Profile includes Gastrin, VIP, Pancreatic Polypeptide, Glucagon, Neurotensin, Somatostatin, Chromogranin A and Chromogranin B. (Sample needs to be separated and frozen immediately, and transported frozen to the referral lab by courier).
Reference range: Reference ranges quoted on report provided by referral laboratory.
Container: EDTA (Lavender top)
Ideal volume (mL): 10 mL
Referred outside NBT for analysis? Yes
Discipline: Clinical Biochemistry
Turnaround time: 28 days
Referral location: The SAS Laboratories, Clinical Biochemistry & Medical Oncology, Charing Cross Hospital, London, W6 8RF