What is glucagon?
Glucagon is a hormone produced primarily by alpha cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, but it is also produced by alpha cells in the stomach. It is responsible for elevating blood glucose and fatty acid levels, stimulating the breakdown of the body’s energy stores. It is generally released in response to low blood glucose levels to prevent hypoglycaemia.
Why take the test?
This test measures the level of the hormone glucagon in the blood. It is typically used to diagnose pancreatic problems or growth hormone deficiency in children.
How it works
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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