pancreatic function tests


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pancreatic function tests

Any of several noninvasive tests used to assess the health of the exocrine pancreas, typically by assessing the levels of certain enzymes or digestive products in blood, feces, or urine. Some examples are the amino acid consumption test, the NBT-PABA test, and the pancreatolauryl test. None of these tests perfectly reflects pancreatic function.
See: oral glucose tolerance test
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