Laboratory aspects of pancreatic evaluation

  • Henry D. Janowitz
Current Gastroenterology


This has been an abbreviated survey of what the laboratory can offer the clinician investigating the patient in terms of currently available technics of quantitating secretory and digestive function. There is little to offer from the structural point of view. As far as the etiologic concepts are concerned, almost everyone interested in pancreatic disease is searching for patients who have essential hyperlipemia, hyperparathyroidism, or fibrocystic disease. We have not evaluated urinary amino acids in patients with pancreatitis, looking for sporadic cases of the familial variety.

The situation is discouraging in terms of the etiologic factors. Laboratory information on pancreatic disorders, currently and easily available to the clinician, has its limitations as well.


Public Health Pancreatitis Hyperparathyroidism Etiologic Factor Sporadic Case 
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© Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., Medical Division of Harper & Brothers 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry D. Janowitz
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  1. 1.From the Division of GastroenterologyThe Mount Sinai HospitalNew York

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