Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
Cholecystokinin is a 33 amino acid peptide having a very similar structure to Gastrin. Cholecystokinin is present in several different sized forms including a 58 peptide Pro-CCK and 22, 12, and 8 peptide metabolites. The octapeptide retains full activity of the 33 peptide molecule. Cholecystokinin has an important hysiological role in the regulation of pancreatic secretion, gallbladder contraction and intestinal motility. Cholecystokinin levels are elevated by dietary fat especially in diabetics. Elevated levels are seen in hepatic cirrhosis patients. Cholecystokinin is found in high levels in the gut, in the brain and throughout the central nervous system.
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Up to 80 pg/mL
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Inter Science Institute. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.