Pancreas

The pancreas is a glandular organ in the digestive system and endocrine system of vertebrates. It is located in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach. It is an endocrine gland producing several important hormones, including insulin, glucagon, somatostatin, and pancreatic polypeptide which circulate in the blood.
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Amylase

Amylase

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Amylase is an enzyme made mainly by the pancreas. It is released from the pancreas into the digestive tract to help digest starch in our food. When cells in the pancreas are injured or if the pancreatic duct is blocked (by a gallstone or rarely by a tumour) increased amounts of amylase find their way into the blood......
CA 19-9

CA 19-9

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This is a tumour marker that is usually associated with cancer of the pancreas. Levels can be measured to monitor the effectiveness of treatments......
Elastase (faecal)

Elastase (faecal)

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The amount of faecal Elastase is reduced in pancreatic insufficiency. Elastase is a protein-cleaving enzyme produced in and secreted by the pancreas.  It is resistant to degradation by other enzymes and so is excreted and can be measured in the stool. The patient’s own enzyme levels can be measured to assess pancreatic insufficiency......
Lipase

Lipase

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Lipase is an enzyme manufactured by the pancreas and raised levels in the blood indicate damage to the pancreas. It is released into the duodenum to help digest fatty foods. Small amounts are present in blood. When pancreatic cells are inflamed as in pancreatitis or when its path into the duodenum is blocked by a gallstone or, rarely, a p...