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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Gut Hormone Profile
CategoryClinical Biochemistry
Test information
Includes: Gastrin, VIP, glucagon, neurotensin, CGA, somatostatin, CGB, Pancreatic poly peptide, chromogranin A and B Indication: Endocrine causes for diarrhoea, & other GI problems Patient should fast overnight. Stop H2 blockers for 72h, and omeprazole for 2 weeks, prior to blood test.
Sample must be brought to lab immediately. It must be spun and frozen within 15 minutes. VISIBLE HAEMOLYSIS INVALIDATES RESULT.
Reference range
Individual report
Special requirements
Plasma ON ICE
Tube type
4 x EDTA on ICE
Purple top tube
Minimum volume
3 mL (collect 10 mls)
TAT Inpatient
4 weeks
TAT GP/Outpatient
4 weeks
Referral lab
Dept of Clinical Chemistry (Metabolic Medicine), Hammersmith Hospital
Page last updated: 11 January 2022