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Abnormal Chromogranin-A results?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by Ocean, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Ocean

    Ocean Senior Member

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    Anyone else have this test and get abnormal results? How high were your levels? Mine was only a little above the normal range.

    Do you know if this test, when not so high as to indicate a tumor, indicates anything about CFS? The only thing I could find on that was this passage, which from what I could understand has something to do with Celiac disease?
    http://www.ncf-net.org/forum/chromogranin.html
     
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  2. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    That is a test I have never even heard of. What lab did you have done at? Was it a serum analysis?
     
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  3. Ocean

    Ocean Senior Member

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    Yes it was blood, just a regular lab, probably Labcorp. There is some info online about the test but I only found the one article tying it to CFS. I may have to redo it also as you are supposed to test when you are having symptoms I think, which I wasn't able to do.
     
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    bjl218 Brian Levine

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    Old post, but I was wondering what the outcome of this test was. My CgA just came back somewhat high. We’re redoing the test because I was taking Zantac, Amitriptyline, and biotin prior to doing this test
     
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    Ema Senior Member

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    It’s a marker fo MCAS and other inflammatory conditions but you are right to redo it because H2 blockers like Zantac can cause false positives.

    http://www.mastattack.org/2017/02/chromogranin-a/
     
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