• Tests

    The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis is made from the medical history and symptoms. During the attack, a blood test may show a high level of amylase or lipase (digestive enzymes formed by the pancreas). Other blood tests may show abnormal blood sugar, calcium or fat. These blood tests usually return to normal after an attack. Other tests include X-ray of the abdomen and chest, an ultrasound or a CT scan of the pancreas and the gallbladder.

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