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Lipase

Lab Name:

Lipase

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 is the Normal Range for Lipase?

23 - 300 U/L

What are the Indications for Lipase?

  • Diagnose:
    • Pancreatitis
    • Pancreatic cancer

What would cause increased levels of Lipase?

  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cyst
  • Pseudocyst
  • Pancreatic duct obstruction
  • Renal failure
  • Cholecystitis
  • Peptic ulcer disease

What would cause decreased levels of Lipase?

  • N/A

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Date Published - Jun 30, 2016
Date Modified - Sep 7, 2016