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Who is the pancreas profile for?

The profile is recommended for patients suffering from acute or chronic stomach pain.

The tests are used to control the functioning or detecting problems in pancreas.

The panel consists of: amylase, lipase, glucose, amylase in urea.


Pancreas is a 6-inch long gland in the abdomen behind the stomach, and is both a part of the digestive system and the endocrine system. Its job is to produce digestive enzymes into the small intestine and also to produce the hormone insulin which gets released into blood and regulates blood-sugar. The decreased levels of insulin might lead to diabetes.

The most common causes of pancreatic problems are gallstones and alcohol abuse.

The most common symptoms of pancreas problems are:

  • burning pain which appears only on the lower left side of the body
  • high fever
  • nausea
  • headache
  • decrease on body weight
  • increased heart rate