Gastrin and Gastrin Stimulation Test
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To evaluate gastric production to assist in diagnosis of gastric disease such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and gastric cancer.
Serum collected in a red- or red/gray-top tube.
|Age||Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 0.481)|
|Child||Less than 125 pg/mL||Less than 60 pmol/L|
|Adult||Less than 100 pg/mL||Less than 48.1 pmol/L|
|Values represent fasting levels.|
|Gastrin stimulation test with secretin; 0.4 mcg/kg by intravenous bolus||No response or slight increase over baseline; increase of greater than 200 pg/ml (SI Units: 96 pmol/L above baseline is considered abnormal|
|Calcium may also be used as a stimulant.|