Test directory: Gastrin

Ordering Code275
Test NameGastrin
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume1 mL
Collection InstructionsPatient must be fasting for 12 hours
Drugs that interfere with gastric acid secretion, in particular proton pump inhibitors (eg, omeprazole), should be discontinued, if feasible, for at least 1 week before serum gastrin measurement
Drugs that interfere with GI motility (eg, opioids) should also be discontinued for at least 5 drug half-lives before serum gastrin testing.
Handling InstructionsSeparate and freeze immediately
Strict frozen. Do not thaw.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Frozen
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 5 Hours
Frozen: 1 Month
Rejection CriteriaGrossly hemolyzed, Thawed, Gross lipemia, Grossly Icteric
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 7 Days
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
GastrinALLSee report.