Lipase is measured to evaluate pancreas function. It is an enzyme secreted by the pancreas into the small intestines. Lipase is a digestive enzyme that hydrolyzes lipids, the ester bonds in triglycerides, to form fatty acids and glycerol. It is produced in the pancreas, salivary glands, as well as by gastric, pulmonary, and intestinal mucos...
< 60 U/L
When to get Tested
When there is s/s of Pancreatic disorder ( severe abdominal pain that radiates to the back or gets worse after eating, fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, jaundice , Rapid pulse, Steatorrhoea)
Cholecystitis (with secondary effect on the pancreas)
Perforated Peptic Ulcer
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