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Glucagon

This is an important test used to diagnose pancreatic problems or growth hormone deficiency in children.

Venous blood
1 tests included
14 days turnaround

£120.00

£99.00

About Glucagon

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.

 

What's tested

Glucagon

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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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.

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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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