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Calcium Infusion Study: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Zollinger-Ellison syndrome:
rise in gastrin >= 395 pg/ml

The test is performed by infusing calcium gluconate (5 mg/kg body weight per hour for three hours) and determining serum gastrin levels every 30 minutes.

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Associated Diagnoses:

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

58% sensitive, 100% specific

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

78% sensitive, 83% specific