The requirement for gastrin measurements.

  title={The requirement for gastrin measurements.},
  author={Ol{\'i} Jacobsen and Linda Bardram and Jens Frederik Rehfeld},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation},
  volume={46 5},
In order to evaluate the clinical requirement for gastrin measurements, we examined all gastrin measurements requested over 1.5 years in a homogeneous population of 5.1 million inhabitants. Gastrin was quantitated with a radioimmunoassay that measured bioactive gastrins with equimolar potency. We received 1392 serum samples from 931 patients. In 394 samples from 121 patients the gastrin concentration was above the limit of the reference interval (50 pmol/l). Of the 121 patients, 19 were known… CONTINUE READING