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GASTRIN SERUM (GA)

Department: Esoteric Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): GA
CPT Codes: 82941
Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Reference Range: Female > 3 yrs 4.7 pg/mL, Male > 3 yrs <11.6 pg/mL
Tube Type: Red top SST (Clot activator with gel) or red top (no gel)
Specimen: Serum
Alternate Specimen: Dark green top (Sodium Heparin) or Light green top PST (Lithium Heparin with gel)
Pediatric Requirements: 1 red microtainer
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Temperature: Must be spun in refrigerated centrifuge and separated within 1 hour of drawing.
Stability: Refrigerated: 2 hours, frozen: 1 month
Reasons for Rejection: Specimen not refrigerated or frozen within 1 hour, EDTA plasma
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
TAT: 1 day
Special Instructions: Must be spun and separated within 1 hour of drawing

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