Point-of-Care Tests for Pancreatitis


Project Status:
Project Line:
Horizon Scan
Project Sub Line:
Health Technology Update
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  1. What is the evidence regarding point of care tests for the diagnosis of pancreatitis?

Key Message

Horizon scan reports provide brief summaries of information regarding new and emerging health technologies, which are identified through the CADTH Horizon Scanning Service as topics of potential interest to health care decision-makers in Canada. The Actim Pancreatitis test is a rapid point-of-care test that detects acute pancreatitis (including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographyrelated pancreatitis). It has the potential to provide a diagnosis of pancreatitis more quickly and with fewer financial and human resources. It may be particularly useful in settings that do not have quick access to laboratory services.