What is Lipase () in terms of Nursing Labs?
Lipase is an enzyme created in the pancreas. It travels to the intestines where it aids in the breakdown of fats. If damage occurs to certain parts of the pancreas, lipase is released into the bloodstream.
What would cause increased levels of Lipase?
- Pancreatic cyst
- Pancreatic duct obstruction
- Renal failure
- Peptic ulcer disease
Date Published - Jun 30, 2016
Date Modified - Sep 7, 2016