Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide


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Key benefits


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Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide

About this test

Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP) is a peptide hormone and is produced in many areas of the human body including the gut, pancreas and the brain.

The Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide test is mainly used to confirm the presence of a VIPoma, a tumour that secretes VIP.

VIP is found throughout the body, but in highest concentration in the nervous system and gut.

VIP has many functions:

  • It may be a neurotransmitter or neuromodulator
  • It increases water and electrolyte secretion from the pancreas and gut
  • It stimulates the release of hormones from the pancreas, gut, and hypothalamus
  • It stimulates breakdown of fat and glycogen
  • It stimulates bile flow
  • It inhibits gastrin and gastric acid secretion

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Laboratory appointment in London

Your Blood sample will be analysed at our chosen laboratory based in the heart of London's medical district. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from the UK's largest independent provider of clinical diagnostic tests

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide results can be downloaded for your doctor.

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Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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