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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

Code 9881-11
Level Basic

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PEP hours: 16
CPS credits: 0
Level: Basic
Course Type: Express
Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email
Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • 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