Fecal elastase-1: a novel, highly sensitive and specific tubeless pancreatic function test.
Fecal elastase test: evaluation of a new noninvasive pancreatic function test.
In contrast to many other pancreatic function tests, the analysis does not require interruption of oral porcine pancreatic replacement therapy because only the human form of elastase 1 is detected by the assay (1-5).
Though testing of referral patients seen at a university hospital may be a cause of selection bias, inclusion of all consecutive patients in whom a pancreatic function test was indicated makes the prevalence of chronic pancreatitis in this collective potentially more representative of a more general setting.
Based on experience accumulated over many years, we have developed a tubeless pancreatic function test that provides a high sensitivity for chronic pancreatitis, close to that obtained by means of the invasive secretin--cholecystokinin test and higher than any other indirect test (1).
Fluorescein dilaurate serum test: a rapid tubeless pancreatic function test.
Indirect pancreatic function test Pancreolauryl: its value in diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis.
Influence of extrapancreatic digestive disorders on the indirect pancreatic function test with fluorescein dilaurate.
A comparison with noninvasive exocrine pancreatic function tests
A sampling of topics includes persistent diarrhea, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, growth failure, helicobacter pylori and peptic ulcer disease, necrotizing enterocolitis, systemic conditions affecting the liver, and pancreatic function tests
Pancreatic function tests
help the physician decide if the pancreas still can make enough digestive enzymes.