Pancreatitis, Amylase, Lipase And More
Pancreatitis, Amylase, Lipase and more (9881-11)
Review amylase, lipase and several newer tests that can be used to measure pancreatic function and to assess pancreatic insufficiency.
Version date: November 2011
PEP hours: 16
CPS credits: 0
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
- Describe briefly the endocrine and exocrine functions of the pancreas.
- Define the term pancreatitis.
- Describe the etiology of pancreatitis.
- List some of the pre-disposing situations that appear to be involved with pancreatitis.
- Describe the presenting features of acute pancreatitis.
- Discuss the major differences between acute and chronic pancreatitis.
- Discuss the relative merits of the serum amylase and serum lipase tests.
- Define incidence, prevalence, macroamylase and macrolipase as related to pancreatitis.
- Outline why measurement of trypsinogen II is potentially a good test for making a rapid diagnosis of acute pancreatitis.
- Describe the difference between invasive tube tests compared to the tubeless tests.
- Tabulate the statistical properties of the important tests used in the evaluation of pancreatitis and pancreatic function.
Author/Instructor: John Chapman, FCSMLS, FIMLS, CLSLp(H)
Version Date: November 2011