pancreolauryl test

pancreolauryl test

A non-invasive test of pancreatic function that depends on the ability of pancreatic enzymes to split a substance given by mouth, the products of which can be detected in the urine.
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Among tubeless pancreatic function tests, the serum pancreolauryl test (PLT), as modified by our group (2), is used to evaluate exocrine pancreatic function and to grade the functional impairment of the gland (3).
Clinical utility of the serum pancreolauryl test in diagnosis and staging of chronic pancreatitis.
[1] Nonstandard abbreviations: US, ultrasonography; CT, computed tomography; ERP, endoscopic retrograde pancreatography; PLT, pancreolauryl test; and CI, confidence interval.