Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 28, Issue 6, pp 490–493 | Cite as

Pancreolauryl test

Evaluation of a tubeless pancreatic function test in comparison with other indirect and direct tests for exocrine pancreatic function
  • P. G. Lankisch
  • A. Schreiber
  • J. Otto
Original Articles


The sensitivity and specificity of the pancreolauryl test was evaluated in comparison with the NBT-PABA test, the estimation of fecal chymotrypsin and fat, and the secretinpancreozymin test in 168 patients with and without pancreatic disease. The overall sensitivity rate was as follows: pancreolauryl test 90%, NBT-PABA test 86%, fecal chymotrypsin 66%. In patients with pancreatic steatorrhea the sensitivity of the pancreolauryl test was 100%, the NBT-PABA test 97%, and the fecal chymotrypsin estimation 92%. The specificity of these tests was: pancreolauryl test 97.6%, fecal chymotrypsin 87%, and NBT-PABA test 81.8%. The pancreolauryl test may be recommended as a noninvasive easy-to-perform tubeless pancreatic function test with a sufficiently high sensitivity and specificity.


Public Health Sensitivity Rate Chymotrypsin Pancreatic Disease Pancreatic Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Lankisch
    • 1
  • A. Schreiber
    • 1
  • J. Otto
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Department of MedicineGeorg-August-UniversitätGöttingenGermany

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