Gut Hormones

Container: EDTA (Lavender top)

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