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Lipase Test Overview

Lipase test measures the amount of lipase in the body.

Lipase is a digestive enzyme normally found in the pancreas. Any pancreatic injury may result in increased levels of lipase in the blood. Lipase serum test is used to assess the levels of lipase in the blood. It is a sensitive and specific marker for pancreatic injury.

WRITTEN BY: Dr.Shibani R Medical Writer, Medical Affairs

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Lipase Serum Test Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Lipase Serum Test with a clear pricing structure.

The Lipase Serum Test Price in Mumbai is ₹ 790 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lipase test is measured to diagnose and monitor acute pancreatitis; also, sometimes to diagnose and monitor chronic pancreatitis or other pancreatic diseases.,

Your doctor may recommend lipase test for you if you have the symptoms of a pancreatic disorder. These include:

  • extreme upper abdominal pain or back pain
  • fever
  • oily or fatty stools
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Lipase is one of the many enzymes produced by the pancreas to help digest dietary fats. Lipase test measures the amount of the lipase enzyme in the blood.

The test is used to :
- Diagnose suspected cases of acute pancreatitis
- Monitor the effectiveness of treatment for pancreatic disease.
- Monitor the pancreatic affection in cases of crohn's disease, coeliac disease and cystic fibrosis.  

The test measures the levels of lipase in the blood. 

This test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer. 

High levels of lipase may occur due to pancreatic cancers, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, gall bladder disease. 
Low levels may occur due to certain chronic disorders like cystic fibrosis, and coeliac disease. 

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