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Lipase Blood Test

Lipase Blood Test


Lipase is an enzyme necessary for the digestion and absorbtion of nutrients in the intestines. A Lipase blood test is often completed alongside an Amylase test to help diagnose and monitor acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and other disorders involving the pancreas.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results estimated in 3 working days from sample receipt at lab
Lipase Blood Test
Lipase Blood Test
Lipase Blood Test
Lipase Blood Test
Lipase Blood Test

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Pancreas Health

Pancreas Health (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Do not eat for 12 hours prior to your test. Drink plenty of water, if you take medication then you are allowed to take it as you would normally.

From the expert

Lipase is an enzyme produced in the pancreas but is also produced in the mouth and stomach, that helps with the digestion of fatty foods and is necessary for the digestion and absorption of nutrients in the intestines. Small amounts of lipase are present in blood but if the pancreatic cells are inflamed, increased amounts pass into the blood. Symptoms of pancreas inflammation include severe stomach or back pain, fever, loss of appetite and nausea.

A lipase test is often used along with an amylase test to help diagnose and monitor pancreatitis and other disorders that involve the pancreas. Lipase testing is also used in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, coeliac disease and Crohn's disease.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You are experiencing symptoms of pancreas inflammation

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.