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Chronic Pancreatitis tests
Chronic Pancreatitis

Tests could include:

  • A complete blood count, or CBC, measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and to cancer.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • ERCP is used to identify problems in your pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder. It combines an endoscopy and an X-ray.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The secretin stimulation test allows your doctor to test how your pancreas functions in response to secretin, a hormone produced in your small intestine.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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
  • Test and diagnose prostate cancer with a prostate biopsy, a urinanalysis, a digital rectal examination or a physical exam. Learn more!
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  • 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.
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  • An ANA test is a simple blood test used to help determine whether someone has an autoimmune disorder, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
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