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Pancreatitis tests
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
  • 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.
    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
  • A CT scan is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of the body. Learn why a CT scan is performed and what to expect during a CT scan.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An abdominal X-ray helps your doctor assess problems in your abdomen. Your doctor may use this to detect a condition like kidney stones.
    Source:HLCMS
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