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|Name: ||Secretin Stimulation Test|
|Note: ||Used to assess for gastrinoma.|
|Processing Info: ||Procedure is performed in MD office|
Prior to secretin administration 2 blood samples (one at minus 5 minutes and one at time just prior to secretin administration) should be drawn to determine baseline fasting gastrin levels.
Following secretin administration serum gastrin levels should be drawn at 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 30 minutes.
This test is not orderable in the lab's system. 7 individual gastrin levels must be ordered. Document exactly the times of collection on both the tubes and labels, since the samples will have to be poured off into aliquot tubes.