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Gastrin is a hormone produced in the stomach. It controls the release of acid in the stomach. This test may be ordered if you are suffering from repeated bouts of acidity, gastritis or ulcers. In a condition called Zollinger Ellison syndrome, tumors of gastrin secreting cells called gastrinomas may be found.
Test is performed on a blood sample. A twelve hour fast is required. No food or drink, water is OK. Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hrs before the test.