Table 3

Sensitivity of diagnostic tests for pancreatitis in dogs

TLI >35 ng/mlcPLI 102 to 200 ng/mlcPLI >200 ng/mlAmylase above reference rangeAmylase 3 × reference rangeLipase above reference rangeLipase 3 × reference rangeFinding any abnormality on ultrasound
Sensitivity for diagnosis (%) (95% CI)17 (10–49)58 (34–79)26 (10–51)67 (43–85)14 (4–37)44 (22–67)28 (11–54)56 (35–75)
  • CI Confidence interval, cPLI Canine pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity, TLI Trypsin-like immunoreactivity