What is the Lipase Blood Test?
Lipase Blood Test – During digestion, the pancreas generates lipase. This enzyme aids in the digestion of lipids in the intestines. Lipase can diffuse into the bloodstream due to inflammation or injury to the pancreas.
A lipase blood test, commonly known as a serum lipase test, can determine whether or not lipase levels are elevated. High amounts could signal a pancreas disease or another ailment. At the same time as the lipase blood test, you may need to evaluate the levels of another enzyme called amylase. This can provide additional information that can aid in diagnosing a pancreas issue.
Why get a Lipase blood test?
If a person displays symptoms of a pancreatic problem, they will usually need this type of blood test.
Among the signs and symptoms are:
- Nausea accompanied by or without vomiting.
- A rapid pulse.
- Weight loss.
- Fatty stools and fever.
- A lack of appetite.
✓ Lipase: a high lipase level in the blood can signify that the pancreas is injured, irritated, or blocked.
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Do not eat 12 hours before your appointment. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
Missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours prior are not entitled to refunds. Rescheduling is possible but not guaranteed. Please contact the customer service prior to the appointment time to discuss cost and availability options. Please note that we do not draw blood from children under 16 years old.