Aids in monitoring but is not recommended for diagnosis of carcinoid tumors. May be useful in monitoring nonsecretory sympathetic and parasympathetic neuroendocrine tumors.
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Serum separator tube or plain red.
Allow serum specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 4 weeks
This test is performed using the BRAHMS CGA II Kryptor kit. Results obtained with different methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably. Results cannot be interpreted as absolute evidence of the presence or absence of malignant disease.
Nontumor-related elevations of Chromogranin A can be observed in gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and renal disorders, as well as with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. It is recommended to stop PPI treatment for at least two weeks prior to testing. Moderate H2-receptor antagonist therapy does not lead to significant elevations of Chromogranin A.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|3002868||Chromogranin in serum||9811-1|