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Test ID: GLP    
Glucagon, Plasma

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Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

9358

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis and follow-up of glucagonomas and other glucagon-producing tumors

 

Assessing diabetic patients with problematic hyper- or hypoglycemic episodes (extremely limited utility)

 

Glucagon is routinely measured along with serum glucose, insulin, and C-peptide levels, during the mixed-meal test employed in the diagnostic workup of suspected postprandial hypoglycemia. However, it plays only a minor role in the interpretation of this test.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Immunoassay Following Extraction

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Glucagon, P