Comparative Clinical Pathology

, Volume 22, Issue 5, pp 801–803 | Cite as

The effect of naturally occurring renal insufficiency on serum pancreatic-specific lipase in cats

  • Susan JaenschEmail author
Original Article


Feline pancreatitis is a common but likely an under-diagnosed condition. The recent development of pancreatic-specific lipase testing for this species has resulted in improved diagnostic testing. In cats, the effect of renal insufficiency has not been adequately evaluated. This paper reveals increased pancreatic-specific lipase in cats with renal insufficiency, but not pre-renal azotaemia, and suggests a significant effect of renal insufficiency on serum pancreatic-specific lipase concentrations.


Pancreatic-specific lipase Renal insufficiency Pancreatitis Feline 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IDEXX LaboratoriesRydalmereAustralia

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