Chronic Pancreatitis testsChronic Pancreatitis
Tests could include:
- Abdominal Ultrasound
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test
- History and Physical Exam
- Serum Amylase Measurement
- Serum Lipase Measurement
- Serum Glucose Test
- CT of Abdomen with Contrast
- Amylase and Lipase Tests
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)
- Trypsinogen Measurement
- Fecal Fat Screening
- Secretin Stimulation Test
- Magnetic resonance (eg, proton) imaging, abdomen; with contrast material(s)
- Abdominal CT Scan
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
- Ultrasound Scan
- Enzyme Measurement
- Endoscopic Retrograde Pancreatography and Biopsy of Pancreas
- Stool Fat Test
- Abdominal X-Ray
- Immunoglobulin G4 Measurement
- CT of Pelvis
- Immunoglobulin G Measurement
- Serum Antismooth Muscle Antibody (ASMA) Level
- Delta Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA) Measurement
- Serum Total Bilirubin Measurement
- Serum Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Level
- Glucose Measurement
- Antinuclear antibody measurement
Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision. Just as sonar and radar help the military detect planes and ships, ultrasound helps do...
A complete blood count, or CBC, is an easy and very common test that screens for certain disorders that can affect your health. A CBC measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and infe...
Lipase is an enzyme made by the pancreas. When you eat, lipase is released into the digestive tract to aid in the breakdown of fats. Lipase also functions to increase cell permeability. Cell permeability allows vital nutrients and wastes to flow a...
One of the causes of severe abdominal pain is inflammation of the pancreas. A few blood tests can help determine the cause of abdominal pain. Checking amylase and lipase levels can help determine if you have pancreatitis.
ERCP is a test used to look for and treat abnormalities in the pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder. ERCP is an abbreviation for “endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.” ERCP is a combination of two different types of tests: ...
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...
Damage to the pancreas due to cystic fibrosis or pancreatitis, for example, may make it difficult for the pancreas to deliver enzymes that break down foods. This can lead to symptoms of malabsorption.
A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, where they are viewed by a technician. Each picture is viewed as a cross-section of ...
A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D pict...
An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasoun...
Endoscopy is a procedure that uses a specialized flexible tube with an attached camera to view and operate on the internal organs. This allows surgeons to view problems within your body without having to make large incisions. It is often performed...
In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy. While a biopsy may sound scary, it's important t...
An abdominal film, also known as an abdominal X-ray, helps doctors assess potential problems in your abdomen-particularly in your spleen, stomach, and intestines. Your doctor may perform this procedure to help detect a particular condition such as...
Antibodies are proteins made by your immune system. They help your body recognize and fight infections. Normally antibodies target foreign materials, like bacteria and viruses, to help the immune system get rid of them. Sometimes, antibodies are m...