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ID:717 Somatostatin
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DescriptionSomatostain 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.
IndicationHormonal causes of GI problems.
Additional InfoMay be measured as part of Gut hormone profile (Gastrin, glucagon, pancreatic polypeptide, somatostatin, VIP).
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

TubeEDTA (Haem)
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Collection ConditionsSample 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 TAT3 weeks
IP Routine TAT3 weeks
GP Acute TAT3 weeks
GP Routine TAT3 weeks
Turnround CommentSusan Willams / Paul

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 17/10/2017. Published By SRG on 17/10/2017.