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Gastrin

Source Blood
Mnemonic GAST
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

10 hour fasting specimen preferred.

 

Specimen Handling Record time of collection on requisition.

PSC & RRL:
Centrifuge and pour off.  Place samples on ice for transport to the DSC.

Extra-regional:
Centrifuge, pour off, and freeze serum prior to transport to DSC.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab; ensure frozen specimens do not thaw.
Additional Information  
Testing Location Immunochemistry
Testing Frequency Weekly
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval Fasting >10 hours: <100 ng/L