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Went to endocrinologist and said I have high chromogranin a in my blood.Whats that?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: WhyDidYouDidNotAsk

Why did you not ask and why was it orderd by your Endocrinologist.
It is a precurser to several functional peptides including VASOSTANIN 1&2,Pancreastatin,catestatin&parastatin ChromograninA is elevated inPheochromocytoma.It is also as an indicator of Pancease and Prostate Cancer and Carcinoid Syndrome Ask your Endocrinologist why it was orderered and what it means in your case Always ask question

In brief: WhyDidYouDidNotAsk

Why did you not ask and why was it orderd by your Endocrinologist.
It is a precurser to several functional peptides including VASOSTANIN 1&2,Pancreastatin,catestatin&parastatin ChromograninA is elevated inPheochromocytoma.It is also as an indicator of Pancease and Prostate Cancer and Carcinoid Syndrome Ask your Endocrinologist why it was orderered and what it means in your case Always ask question
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: A "Tumor marker"

The chromogranin a test is used as a tumor marker.
It may be ordered in combination with or in place of 5-hiaa to help diagnose carcinoid tumors. It is also used to help monitor the effectiveness of treatment and detect recurrence of this tumor. Sometimes it may be ordered with specific hormones, such as catecholamines, to help diagnose and monitor a pheochromocytoma. It may also be used to detect.

In brief: A "Tumor marker"

The chromogranin a test is used as a tumor marker.
It may be ordered in combination with or in place of 5-hiaa to help diagnose carcinoid tumors. It is also used to help monitor the effectiveness of treatment and detect recurrence of this tumor. Sometimes it may be ordered with specific hormones, such as catecholamines, to help diagnose and monitor a pheochromocytoma. It may also be used to detect.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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