Sensitivity and specificity of quantitative determination of pancreatic elastase 1 in feces of children.


BACKGROUND The secretin-pancreozymin test has been accepted as the gold standard for testing exocrine pancreatic function. However, this test is invasive, time-consuming, and expensive. Therefore, in daily practice, more simple, indirect methods are proposed. METHODS The fecal concentration of human pancreatic elastase (E1) has been assessed for… (More)


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