Newcastle Laboratories

Gut hormones, Endocrine diarrhoea screen

Clinical Background:

Measures those peptides that may be the cause of endocrine diarrhoea and includes Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide which increases secretions from the intestines, Neurokinin A which contracts smooth m...

Measures those peptides that may be the cause of endocrine diarrhoea and includes Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide which increases secretions from the intestines, Neurokinin A which contracts smooth muscle and Pancreatic Polypeptide which affects gastro-intestinal secretions and increases gut motility.

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Plasma from EDTA tubes

    Serum SST tube for chromogranin A

    Plasma from EDTA tubes

    Serum SST tube for chromogranin A

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Plasma from EDTA tubes

    Serum SST tube for chromogranin A

    Plasma from EDTA tubes

    Serum SST tube for chromogranin A

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    2 x EDTA tubes

    1 x Serum SST tube

    2 x EDTA tubes

    1 x Serum SST tube

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    2 x EDTA tubes

    1 x Serum SST tube

     

    2 x EDTA tubes

    1 x Serum SST tube

     

  • Special Requirement:

    EDTA sample: collected ON ICE, separate and freeze as soon as possible (within 4 hours)

    Store sample at -20°C

    EDTA sample: collected ON ICE, separate and freeze as soon as possible (within 4 hours)

    Store sample at -20°C

  • Transport Requirements:

    Send sample on dry-ice

    Send sample on dry-ice

  • Other Info:

    Chromogranin A, Neurokinin A, gastrin, pancreatic polypeptide and vasoactive intestinal peptide are measured.

    Chromogranin A, Neurokinin A, gastrin, pancreatic polypeptide and vasoactive intestinal peptide are measured.

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

  • Specialist Test:

    Yes

    Yes

  • Specialist Contact Name:

    Endocrine Lab

    Endocrine Lab

  • Specialist Telephone:

    0191 282 4025

    0191 282 4025

Availability:

Chromogranin A analysis performed at the RVI

Other hormones: sample sent to an external laboratory for analysis

Turn Around:

6 weeks

Send To:

Department of Blood Sciences 

Level 3
Leazes Wing
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4LP

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