Why It Is Done
A gastrin test may be done to:
- Find out why a Reference peptic ulcer Opens New Window keeps coming back.
- Check for certain diseases, such as tumors of the pancreas or small intestine (Reference Zollinger-Ellison syndrome Opens New Window) or abnormal growth of cells that line the stomach (G-cell hyperplasia).
- Help identify Reference pernicious anemia Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology