Gastrin Blood Test

Gastrin Blood Test

Quick Overview

Used to detect an overproduction of gastrin, to help diagnose Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and G-cell hyperplasia, and to monitor for recurrence of a gastrin-producing tumor (gastrinoma).

Test #004390

$79.00

Availability: In stock

Preparation Fasting for 12-14 hours required. Stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection.
Test Type Blood
Test Results 1-2 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

The gastrin test is primarily ordered to help detect excess production of gastrin and gastric acid. It is ordered to help diagnose gastrin-producing tumors called gastrinomas, Zollinger-Ellison (ZE) syndrome, and hyperplasia of G-cells, specialized cells in the stomach that produce gastrin. It may be ordered if a person has abdominal pain, diarrhea, and recurrent peptic ulcers.

A gastrin test may also be ordered to monitor for recurrence following the surgical removal of a gastrinoma.

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