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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It was, although less detailed, a broader book because it included chapters on endocrinology (steroid and protein hormones), pancreatic function tests, toxicology, and analysis of amniotic fluid.
Tubeless pancreatic function tests, in contrast, are easily applicable to clinical practice and are useful not only for supporting the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis but also for monitoring patients with this disease (1).
Indirect pancreatic function tests are thus unable to detect any abnormality in such patients (1).