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ID:460 Chromogranin A
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DescriptionTest is not routinely available. Request should be discussed with the on duty biochemist (ext 26922).
IndicationFollow up and management of patients with neuroendocrine tumours.
Additional InfoChromagranin A is useful in the monitoring of gastroenteropancreatic tumours, and follow up of patients with liver metastases. Also a useful marker in lung carcinoids and neuroblastomas. Chromagranin A is the major protein within the catecholamine storage vesicles of adrenal medulla. When catecholamines are released, chromagranin is released. It is also released with polypeptide hormones from other endocrine tissues: pancreatic islet cells, enteroendocrine cells, parathyroid chief cells, thyroid parafollicular C cells, and anterior pituitary cells.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary RequirementsMust be FASTING > 10 hr.

InterpretationChromagranin may be elevated in patients with various endocrine neoplasms.

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes <6 nmol/L
Units - Not Defined -


IP Acute TATAbout 2 weeks
IP Routine TATAbout 2 weeks
GP Acute TATAbout 2 weeks
GP Routine TATAbout 2 weeks
Turnround CommentKevin Green:kevin.green@sth.nhs.uk / Laura.Price@sth.nhs.uk
Originally edited by : . Last edited on 22/11/2018 10:19:22. Published By dan carless on 22/11/2017 10:19:22.