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A simple screening test for acute pancreatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6208966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A urinary test strip for amylase (Rapignost-Amylase) was compared with plasma amylase assay in samples of urine and plasma collected on the day of admission to hospital from 23 patients with acute pancreatitis and 38 patients with other causes of acute abdominal pain. Plasma amylase was greater than 1200 IU/l in 24 patients (23 with pancreatitis and 1 with a perforated duodenal ulcer) and all were Rapignost-Amylase positive. Twenty-nine of the remaining patients were Rapignost-Amylase negative, but there were eight "false positives' with plasma amylase levels of 86-474 IU/l. The Rapignost-Amylase test is of potential value to screen for clinically occult acute pancreatitis.
P J Holdsworth; A D Mayer; D H Wilson; M W Flowers; M J McMahon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1984 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-18     Completed Date:  1985-01-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  958-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Amylases / blood,  urine*
Clinical Enzyme Tests*
Pancreatitis / diagnosis*,  enzymology
Reagent Strips
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Reagent Strips; EC 3.2.1.-/Amylases

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