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ID:60 Chymotrypsin
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DescriptionThis test is NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
IndicationDetection of pancreatic disease associated with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, monitoring of these patients, excluding other patients from further tests.
Additional InfoCan also be used to evaluate adequacy of oral enzyme therapy for CF/pancreatic insufficiency. More reliable than measuring trypsin. Chymotrypsin develops faster than elastase so can be tested in the new born.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

InterpretationIncreased in acute pancreatitis, decreased in chronic pancreatitis and late cystic fibrosis, values normal in intestinal disease

Ref. Range (Male)>13.2
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Unitsiu/L


IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT- Contact Laboratory
Turnround CommentNA
Originally edited by : JHB. Last edited on 10/05/2013 15:57:48. Published By on 10/05/2012 15:57:48.