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The diagnostic value of faecal trypsin estimation in chronic pancreatic disease
  1. G. K. McGowan,
  2. M. R. Wills
  1. Department of Pathology, United Bristol Hospitals

    Abstract

    Faecal trypsin levels have been estimated by a photometric azo-casein method in 242 children and 45 adults. Analysis of the results shows that this is not a specific test of pancreatic dysfunction but that it appears to be a useful screening test for the selection of patients who may have severe pancreatic disease and on whom further specific investigations should be performed.

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