U.S. Bio-Chem Medical Services

Lipase Test

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.