The Indirect Pancreatic Function Test “Pancreolauryl” in Chronic Pancreatitis

  • P. G. Lankisch

Abstract

The test compound of the pancreolauryl test (PLT) is administered orally in capsules. Pancreas-specific cholesterolesterhydrolase induces hydrolysis of the compound into lauric acid and free water-soluble fluorescein (Fig. 1). Fluorescein is absorbed from the gut and excreted into the urine. The urine is collected for 10 h, and the amount of fluorescein excreted into the urine is directly proportional to the activity of the esterase and taken as an index of pancreatic function.

Keywords

Sugar Hydrolysis Hydroxide Lipase Pancreatitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Lankisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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