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Lipase

Results

Normal

A lipase test measures the amount of this enzyme in a blood sample. Results are normally available within 12 hours.

The normal values listed here—called a reference range—are just a guide. These ranges vary from lab to lab, and your lab may have a different range for what's normal. Your lab report should contain the range your lab uses. Also, your doctor will evaluate your results based on your health and other factors. This means that a value that falls outside the normal values listed here may still be normal for you or your lab.

Lipase 1
Adults age 60 and younger:

10–140 units per liter (U/L) or 0.17–2.3 microkatals/liter (mckat/L)

Adults older than age 60:

18–180 units per liter (U/L) or 0.30–3.0 mckat/L

High values

A high lipase level may be caused by:

What Affects the Test

Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:

What To Think About

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 08, 2013
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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