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Spec cPL Test/Spec fPL Test

Confidently assess pancreatic health in dogs and cats

Pancreatitis is a difficult disease to diagnose because history, physical examination, and routine laboratory findings are often nonspecific.

The Spec cPL Test for dogs and the Spec fPL Test for cats measure the level of pancreas-specific lipase in the blood to help you make a confident diagnosis.

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Pancreatitis in dogs and cats


Canine pancreatitis is a potentially fatal disease that is difficult to diagnose. Presenting signs are common and nonspecific, including vomiting, anorexia, and abdominal pain. The Spec cPL Test is a revolutionary test that allows you to quickly and confidently assess pancreatic health in dogs.

Spec cPL Test—canine
CPLI—Spec cPL Test
CPLIA—Spec cPL Test Add-on
CPLIF—Spec cPL Test Follow-up


Every ADR cat you see could have pancreatitis. Because history, physical examination, and routine laboratory findings are nonspecific, pancreatitis is often missed. This simple blood test detects the level of pancreas-specific lipase in the blood and provides information about pancreatic health.

Spec fPL Test—feline
FPLI—Spec fPL Test
FPLIA—Spec fPL Test Add-on
FPLIF— Spec fPL Test Follow-up


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