Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity (PLI)
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0.5 ml fasting (12-18 hours) non-hemolyzed serum
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||Serum Spec fPL concentration is in the normal range. It is
unlikely that the cat has pancreatitis. Investigate for other
diseases that could cause observed clinical signs.
|3.6 - 5.3 µg/L
||Serum Spec fPL concentration is increased. The cat may have
pancreatitis and Spec fPL should be reevaluated in two weeks if
clinical signs persist. Investigate for other diseases that could
cause observed clinical signs.
||Serum Spec fPL concentration is consistent with pancreatitis.
The cat most likely has pancreatitis. Consider investigating for
risk factors and concurrent diseases (e.g., IBD, hepatitis,
Diabetes mellitus). Periodic monitoring of Spec fPL may help assess
response to therapy.
|0 to 200 µg/L
||Result within the reference range.
|201 to 399 µg/L
||Questionable range. This patient may have pancreatitis and
serum cPLI should be reevaluated in 2-3 weeks. Also, the patient
should be evaluated for other differential diagnoses.
|> 400 µg/L
||Consistent with pancreatitis. Treatment can be monitored by
repeated serum cPLI analysis.
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