Lipase, Serum
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description:
Lipase is an enzyme that the body uses to break down fats in food so they can be absorbed in the intestines. High amounts of lipase may be found in the blood when the pancreas is damaged or when the tube leading from the pancreas (pancreatic duct) to the beginning of the small intestine is blocked.

Methodology
Spectrophotometry (SP)

Reference Range(s)
7-60 U/L

Clinical Significance
Confirmatory evidence for diagnosis of pancreatitis.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.