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  • Pancreatic Insufficiency and Laboratory Testing

     Known as EPI (or Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency), pancreatic insufficiency is the inability of the pancreas to produce and/or transport sufficient amounts of the digestive enzymes required to break down food particles in the intestine.  The pancreas gland is a flat, narrow organ measuring about 6 inches long located deep in the abdominal cavity, below the

  • What You Need to Know About Pancreatic Diseases and Lab Testing

    The pancreas is described as a flat, narrow gland that is around six inches in length located inside the abdominal cavity, under the liver, and behind your stomach. This gland features a head, a middle, and a tail section. The head section connects to the duodenum (first part of the small intestine).   The pancreas has