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Chromagranin A

Category Biochemistry >> Endocrinology
Test background

Chromagranins are raised in neuroendocrine tumours and can be used for monitoring and detecting recurrence. They are measured as part of the Gut Hormone profile.

Clinicial Indications

Suspected gastrinoma/somatostatinoma or Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: hypergastrinaemia, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, steatorrhoea, mixed endocrinopathy VIPoma: watery diarrhoea, hypokalaemia, achlorhydria, hypotension and flushing/vasodilation Glucagonoma: hyperglycaemia refractory to insulin, skin lesions, diarrhoea and stomatitis

Reference range

0-60 pmol/L

Sample & container required See Gut Hormones
Sample volume See Gut Hormones
Turnaround time 3 weeks