What is a Pancreatic Health Profile Blood Test?
The pancreas is an organ located in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach, in contact with the duodenum, the first portion of the small intestine. The pancreas has two essential functions:
- It secretes pancreatic enzymes
- It secretes hormones
Why should you get tested?
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that occurs when pancreatic enzymes begin to digest the pancreas (autodigestion). Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. 80% of cases of pancreatitis have two leading causes: gallstones (gallstones) and chronic alcoholism. Sometimes the cause remains unknown.
Instructions for use
Please take your sample in the morning. We advise that you use this at least one hour before any medication.
Lipase: is a protein made by your pancreas, an organ located near your stomach. Lipase helps your body digest fats. It measures the lipase levels in your blood.
Amylase: an enzyme, a type of protein that helps your body break down carbohydrates. The pancreas and salivary glands in your mouth make amylase. It measures the amylase levels in your blood.
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?
We target a turnaround time for Pancreatic Health Profile Blood test results in 1-3 working days of receiving in the laboratory. Our turnaround time is a guide only, depending upon the assay run schedule.
Please take your test on a Monday to Thursday to avoid delivery delays at the lab.