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Acute Pancreatitis tests
Acute Pancreatitis

Tests could include:

  • An abdominal ultrasound uses sound waves to check a number of conditions. Learn about what ultrasounds are used for and if there are any risks.
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  • Your pancreas makes an enzyme called lipase. When you eat, lipase is released into your digestive tract to help your intestines break down the fats in food.
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  • ERCP is used to identify problems in your pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder. It combines an endoscopy and an X-ray.
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  • Abdominal CT scans are used when a doctor suspects that something is be wrong in the abdominal area but can't find the specifics through a physical examination.
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  • A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to see details of your organs and tissues without having to make any incisions. Accordin...
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  • An endoscopy is a procedure in which your doctor uses specialized instruments to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your doctor may order an ultrasound if you're experiencing pain, swelling, or other symptoms that require an internal view of your organs. Learn more.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test checks kidney function by measuring how much urea nitrogen is in your blood.
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  • When food enters the small intestine, the pancreas is stimulated to release a fluid containing inactive digestive enzymes (which help break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins) and bicarbonate (a base that helps neutralize the acid entering the...
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  • The triglyceride level test is a blood test that helps measure the amount of triglycerides in your blood. Triglycerides are a type of fat.
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