What is the 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 as a result of 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 the diagnosis of 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 a fever.
- A lack of appetite.
- Back ache.
✓ Lipase: high level of lipase in the blood can be a sign that the pancreas is injured, irritated, or blocked.
How our Home Test Kits Work
Order your kit online and once it arrive collect your sample at home.
Drop off the parcel preferably in the morning to get the earlier box clearances. Using the Return Track24 pre-paid label on each test kit, drop the package off at the nearest Royal Mail Priority Red Box to return it to the Lab.
Once your results are ready, we will send you an email with your certificate.
How long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for Lipase Blood test results is 1-3 working days of receiving in the laboratory. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Please take your test on a Monday to Thursday to avoid delivery delays at the lab.