Gut hormones panel
A panel of gut hormones, including gastrin, glucagon, pancreatic polypeptide (PP), somatostatin, vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP). Indication for request: investigation of endocrine causes for diarrhoea and other GI problems.
|Tube||04 (EP) - EDTA Plasma|
|Additional Information||Fasting sample required.|
|Turn Around||Turnaround time stated by Charing Cross: 21 days.|
|Send to||Blood Sciences LGI
(Test referred to: Charing Cross Hospital (NW London Pathology).)
|Contact||For further details please contact Leeds Pathology customer services: email@example.com.|
|Advice||Full Referred Test details logged internally on the referred test database [BSF2REC17003]
|Collection Con||Fasting sample (>10h) and full EDTA tube required. Analytes are very unstable so sample must be brought to lab in person within 15 min of sample collection. Does not need to be brought on ice. Instructions to lab: Centrifuge, separate plasma and freeze immediately.
|Ref. Range Notes||VIP < 30 pmol/L; PP < 300 pmol/L; gastrin < 40 pmol/L; glucagon < 50 pmol/L; CART < 130 pmol/L;
somatostatin < 150 pmol/L;
chromogranin A < 60 pmol/L;
chromogranin B < 150 pmol/L.
|Telepath||LGI superset LGUTH. SJUH superset JGUTH.|