This test is used to evaluate the levels of gastrin in the body. It is used for the detection of diseases that involve abnormal production of gastric juice. These diseases include gastrinomas (tumor of duodenum or pancreas that lead to the increased production of gastrin), abnormal growth (hyperplasia) of G-cells that produce gastrin and Zollinger-Ellison (ZE) syndrome (stimulation of acid secreting cells of stomach leading to gastrointestinal ulcers). The symptoms that lead to the recommendation of this test include peptic ulcers, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation.
LabEspy recommends Ulta Lab Tests, Personalabs, Walk-In Lab for this test.