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What does a secretin stimulation test tell you about your pancreas?

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Secretin, a hormone made by the small intestine, tells the pancreas to release a fluid that neutralizes stomach acid. The secretin stimulation test measures how well the pancreas responds to secretin. It's a way to check on the effects of diseases that affect the pancreas, like cystic fibrosis or pancreatic cancer.

From: Pancreas Function Tests WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

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National Institutes of Health. 

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Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

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