Gastrin Test

The gastrin test checks the gastrin blood level.

Gastrin Test FAQ

What is a gastrin test?

The gastrin test measures the gastrin blood level.

Why is a gastrin test important?

The gastrin lab test screens for gastrin-secreting tumors, gastric ulcers and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Gastrin Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on August 28, 2018

Gastrin Test for $159

Gastrin Blood Test - More Information

The gastrin test, also known as a gastrin lab test and gastrin level test, measures the gastrin blood level.

Gastrin is a hormone produced by the G cells in the duodenum, pancreas and stomach. A peptide molecule, gastrin activates the parietal cells of the stomach to produce HCl, or gastric acid. Normally, stomach distention (i.e. food in the stomach), specific types of proteins, and high calcium levels trigger gastrin production. Gastrin production is blocked by specific hormones and adequate gastric acid levels in the stomach.

Gastrin levels are abnormally high in people who have a gastrin-producing tumor (gastrinoma) - a syndrome called Zollinger-Ellison. High gastrin levels may also be present in the setting of an H. pylori infection which is why it is sometimes performed with the H. pylori test. Conversely, gastrin levels can be abnormally low when the immune system is pathologically triggered to produced antibodies against parietal cells, ultimately leading to low acid levels.

To get a gastrin test near you, just order online and get your blood drawn at Quest Diagnostics. Once your gastrin lab report is ready, the lab results will be available for download.

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