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What blood test checks for pancreatic enzymes?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Amylase & lipase

These check for the enzymes to see if they're being released into the blood when somebody has an upper abdominal emergency.
If you're concerned you haven't got enough pancreatic enzymes, a stool assay for pancreatic elastase might be more helpful.

In brief: Amylase & lipase

These check for the enzymes to see if they're being released into the blood when somebody has an upper abdominal emergency.
If you're concerned you haven't got enough pancreatic enzymes, a stool assay for pancreatic elastase might be more helpful.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Blood test

Is lipase and amylase.
Usually only a problem when significantly elevated as in pancreatitis.

In brief: Blood test

Is lipase and amylase.
Usually only a problem when significantly elevated as in pancreatitis.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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