Why to get tested?
Primarily to diagnose and monitor acute pancreatitis; also sometimes to diagnose and monitor chronic pancreatitis or otherpancreatic diseases
When to get tested?
When you have symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, or nausea
What sample needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; sometimes a random urine sample, a 24-hour urine sample, or a sample ofperitoneal fluid
What preparation I need before test?