Serum and urine concentrations of trypsinogen-activation peptide as markers for acute pancreatitis in cats
Allen, H.S., Steiner, J.M., Broussard, J., Mansfield, C., Williams, D.A. and Jones, B. (2006) Serum and urine concentrations of trypsinogen-activation peptide as markers for acute pancreatitis in cats. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, 70 (4). pp. 313-316.
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The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical utility of the serum concentration of feline trypsin-like immunoreactivity (fTLI), the plasma and urine concentrations of trypsinogen-activation peptide (TAP), and the ratio of the urine TAP and creatinine concentrations (TAP:Cr) in the diagnosis of feline acute pancreatitis. We used 13 healthy cats and 10 cats with a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. The mean serum fTLI and plasma TAP concentrations were significantly higher in the cats with acute pancreatitis than in the healthy cats (P < 0.05); the mean urine TAP concentrations and the median urine TAP:Cr ratios were not significantly different. Among the cats examined in this study, there was no benefit of plasma TAP over serum fTLI in the evaluation of suspected acute pancreatitis.
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|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences|
|Publisher:||Canadian Veterinary Medical Association|
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