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Is there a test that can measure the secretion of Pancreas Bicarbonate?

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by Peyt, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Peyt

    Peyt Senior Member

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    Hi,
    Does anyone know of a test that can measure the secretion of Pancreas Bicarbonate?
    Thanks,
     
  2. IreneF

    IreneF Senior Member

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    Yes. From pancreas.org:
    Bicarbonate secretion testing is done to diagnose chronic pancreatitis. This must be done using a hose, tube or catheter that is placed at the location where the pancreas empties juice into the intestine. The pancreas is stimulated with secretin (e.g. ChiRhoStim) and the juice is collected for analysis. The amount of fluid that is secreted is not as important as the concentration of bicarbonate, which should be > 80 mEq.
     
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  3. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    This does not sound like fun! :eek:
     
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