Pancreatic Health

Quickly and 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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Spec cPL Test


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.

Common Spec cPL tests
CPLI—Spec cPL Test—Canine
CPLIA—Add-on Spec cPL Test
CPLIF—Follow-up Spec cPL Test

Also available: SNAP cPL Test

Spec fPL Test


Every ADR cat you see could have pancreatitis. Because history, physical examination and routine laboratory findings are nonspecific, pancreatitis is often missed in cats. The Spec fPL Test is a simple blood test that detects the level of pancreas-specific lipase in the blood and provides information about the health of your patient's pancreas.

Common Spec fPL tests
FPLI—Spec fPL Test—Feline
FPLIA—Add-on Spec fPL Test
FPLIF—Follow-up Spec fPL Test

Also available: SNAP fPL Test

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Practices located within IDEXX’s courier network

Practices in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec located within IDEXX’s courier network* can schedule or cancel a pickup via our automated courier booking system by calling 1-800-667-3411, option 1, option 2, option 1.

Once your account has been confirmed, the system will notify you if you have a pickup already scheduled, and then offer the option to cancel the pickup (option 1) or schedule an additional pickup (option 2).

If at any time you need additional assistance, select option 3 to speak to a transportation consultant.

*IDEXX Canada’s courier network includes the metropolitan and surrounding areas of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

Practices located outside IDEXX'S courier network

Practices located outside our courier network, call one of IDEXX Canada's designated courier companies below:

Courier Company Location: Phone Number
ACE Courier B.C. - Interior
Castlegar: 250-365-0269
Kamloops: 250-828-1311
Kelowna: 250-763-1324
Vernon: 250-545-3669

B.C. - Vancouver Island
Courtenay: 250-338-9990
Duncan: 250-748-5765
Nanaimo: 250-741-1422
Salt Spring Island: 250-537-9699
Victoria: 250-475-2011
Purolator For all other locations, call 1-888-744-7123

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