The Indirect Pancreatic Function Test “Pancreolauryl” in Chronic Pancreatitis

  • P. G. Lankisch


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.


Pancreatic Function Exocrine Pancreatic Function Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Pancreatic Function Test Fluorescein Concentration 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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