AsseyMethod: Photo Colorimetric
Abbrevation: Lipase
Sector: Biochemistry
SampleType: S
S.Vol: 0.5
Transport: at 2-8˚c, -20˚c
Storage: 1 week at 25˚c ,3 weeks at 4˚c
Test Name: Lipase
Normal Range: <60

This test is related to
Why get tested?

To diagnose and monitor pancreatitis or other pancreatic disease

When to get tested?

When you have symptoms of a pancreatic disease, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite or nausea

Sample required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm

Test preparation needed?


What is being tested?

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.