Imperial Collage Healthcare

Chromagranin A

Lab Code : GUT

Test Background

Chromagranins are raised in neuroendocrine tumours and can be used for monitoring and detecting recurrence. They are measured as part of the Gut Hormone profile.

Clinical Indications
Suspected gastrinoma/somatostatinoma or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: hypergastrinaemia, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, steatorrhoea, mixed endocrinopathy VIPoma: watery diarrhoea, hypokalaemia, achlorhydria, hypotension and flushing/vasodilation Glucagonoma: hyperglycaemia refractory to insulin, skin lesions, diarrhoea and stomatitis

Reference Range
0-60 pmol/L

Sample Required
EDTA (lavender top) on ice rush to laboratory

Sample Volume
3mL of plasma

Turnaround Time
3 weeks

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