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Radioselenium in Duodenal Aspirate as an Assessment of Pancreatic Exocrine Function

Br Med J 1971; 2 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5756.252 (Published 01 May 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;2:252
  1. G. R. Youngs,
  2. J. E. Agnew,
  3. G. E. Levin,
  4. I. A. D. Bouchier

    Abstract

    A new test of pancreatic exocrine function is described in which radioselenium is measured in duodenal aspirate after an intravenous injection of 75Se-selenomethionine and administration of a Lundh test meal. Duodenal 75Se activity gave good separation between normals and subjects with disease of the exocrine pancreas and correlated well with trypsin levels in the aspirate.

    Footnotes

    • * A preliminary account of part of this work was presented at the annual meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology, November 1970.