AsseyMethod: Photo Colorimetric
Transport: at 2-8˚c, -20˚c
Storage: 1 week at 25˚c ,3 weeks at 4˚c
Test Name: Lipase
Normal Range: <60
To diagnose and monitor pancreatitis or other pancreatic disease
When you have symptoms of a pancreatic disease, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite or nausea
A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm
Lipase is an enzyme manufactured primarily by the pancreas. It is released into the duodenum to help digest fatty foods. Small amounts are present in blood. When pancreatic cells are inflamed as in pancreatitis or when its path into the duodenum is blocked by a gallstone or, rarely, a pancreatic tumour, increased amounts of lipase pass into the blood.
How is the sample collected for testing?
A blood sample is taken by needle from a vein in the arm.
Is any test preparation needed to ensure the quality of the sample?
No test preparation is needed.