cPLI is an acronym for canine Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity, a specific lipase found only in canine pancreatic tissue.
measures concentrations of pancreatic lipase in the serum.
Inflammation of the pancreas leads to an increased release of pancreatic lipase into the circulation, thus elevated concentrations of pancreatic lipase are consistent with a diagnosis of pancreatitis
GI Panel (B12/folate/TLI/PLI)
1. Low B12 +/- low folate are screening tests for primary gastrointestinal disease.
2. Elevated PLI is diagnostic for pancreatitis (but a normal PLI does not rule it out).
3. Low TLI is diagnostic for exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.
This test includes TLI, PLI, B12 (Cobalamin), Folate