It always helps to listen to your gut. Do you listen to it when your tummy aches? If your stomach pain is accompanied by diarrhea, gas, bloating, and steatorrhea, maybe you have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency or EPI.
Sometimes called pancreatic insufficiency, EPI is the inability to break down and digest food properly. This affects protein, carbohydrate, and fat maldigestion, which makes patients prone to weight loss.
Find out if you have EPI by taking the Pancreatic Elastase Stool Test, now available at Hi-Precision Diagnostics. The test measures the amount of elastase in stool to evaluate a person’s pancreas. It requires only a small stool sample for testing. It is pancreas-specific, stable during intestinal transit, and uses monoclonal antibodies. Moreover, the test is not affected by diet, food, or enzyme therapy.
Pancreatic Elastase is also used for diagnosis or exclusion of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency caused by chronic pancreatitis, diabetes mellitus, cholelithiasis (gallstones), cystic fibrosis, pancreatic cancer, papillary stenosis, and celiac disease.
For more information, contact Hi-Precision Diagnostics at 8741-7777.