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Chymotrypsin

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Also known as: Chymotrypsin, fecal
Formal name: Stool Chymotrypsin
Related tests: Immunoreactive Trypsinogen, Fecal Fat, Fecal Elastase

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help detect and evaluate pancreatic insufficiency

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms such as persistent diarrhea; foul-smelling, bulky, greasy stools; malnutritionmalabsorption; and vitamin deficiency and pancreatic insufficiency is suspected

Sample Required?

A fresh stool sample, uncontaminated with urine

Test Preparation Needed?

If you are taking pancreatic enzymes, you may be instructed to discontinue taking the enzymes 5 days before providing the stool sample.