Serum gastrin test

Serum gastrin test

A laboratory test that is performed on a blood sample to determine that level of the hormone gastrin. High levels of gastrin indicate the presence a duodenal ulcer or a gastrinoma.
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The cost of the serum gastrin test ($38) is reasonable, however, and the test is readily available.

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