|Description||Somatostain is secreted by the pancreas and gastric glands of the stomach. It inhibits a number of gut hormones, including secretin and cholecystokinin release in the duodenum and glucagon release in the pancreas, aswell as gastrin and HCl release in the stomach. Somatostatin is also secreted by the hypothalamus and acts on the anterior pituitary to inhibit the release of GH and TSH.|
|Indication||Hormonal causes of GI problems.
|Additional Info||May be measured as part of Gut hormone profile (Gastrin, glucagon, pancreatic polypeptide, somatostatin, VIP).|
|Collection Conditions||Sample must be FASTING > 10 hrs. Sample must be collected into a chilled EDTA tube and transferred to the laboratory on ice IMMEDIATELY.|
|Min. Vol|| 1 mL|
|Freq.|| referred to external laboratory|
|Ref. Range (Male)|| |
|Ref. Range (Female)|| |
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||<150|
|IP Acute TAT||3 weeks|
|IP Routine TAT||3 weeks|
|GP Acute TAT||3 weeks|
|GP Routine TAT||3 weeks|
|Turnround Comment||Susan Willams / Paul Bech:firstname.lastname@example.org|
Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 17/10/2017. Published By SRG on 17/10/2017.