Lipase Blood Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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What is
lipase?

Lipase is an enzyme produced in the pancreas, mouth, and stomach. It helps with the digestion of fatty foods and is necessary for the digestion and absorption of nutrients in the intestines.


What are the symptoms
of pancreas inflammation?

Small amounts of lipase are present in the 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.


What is a
lipase blood test?

Our lipase test is often completed alongside an Amylase test to help diagnose and monitor acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, and other disorders involving the pancreas.


What's included?

Pancreas health
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Lipase Lipase is an enzyme produced in the pancreas 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.

How to prepare
for your test

Special instructions

Prepare for your Lipase Blood Test by following these 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.


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