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Test Code LAB80 Gastrin

Department

SEND OUTS

Reference Lab Test Number

GAS

Collection Requirements

Patient must be fasting for 12 hours.

Primary Collection Container

Gold (SST)

Alternate Collection Container

Red (No Gel)

Transport

Serum frozen

Preferred Transport Temperature

Frozen

Processing

CRITICAL FROZEN.

Centrifuge, separate and send 2.0 mL serum in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable

Refrigerated: Unacceptable

Frozen: 30 days

Minimum Testing Volume

0.6 mL

Reference Range

13-115 pg/mL

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Performed

Tuesday and Friday

Reported

6 days

CPT Codes

82941

Unacceptable Conditions

Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens, EDTA plasma.