Somatostatin

Alphabetical Test listing

Somatostatin-994

  
Somatostatin
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  

Somatostatin is a neurohormone produced in the brain, hypothalamus and gastrointestinal tract. This test is used to diagnose somatostatin-producing tumors. Elevated levels are observed with somatostatinoma, medullary thyroid carcinoma and pheochromocytoma.

  
EDTA plasma
  
  
1.8 mL
  
0.6 mL
  

Draw in a pre-chilled Lavender (EDTA), 4mL tube

  
  1. Spin,
  2. Transfer plasma to a Screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport vial/tube - 4mL (LabCorp)
  3. Freeze immediately (do not thaw).
  

Frozen (preferred) - 28 days

Refrigerated - 8 hours

  
  • Gross lipemia
  • Gross icterus
  
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Inst (34480) via LabCorp (812420): R-NX
  
8 - 18 days
  

Extraction Immunoassay (IA)

  

An interpretive report will be provided

  
84307
  
Result 2961-1
  
05/23/2019
  
05/23/2019