Lipase

Lipases hydrolyze glycerol esters of long fatty acids. Determination of lipase is used for investigation of pancreatic disorders.

Reference Ranges

≤ 60 U/L≤ 1.0 µkat/L
Each laboratory should check if the reference ranges are transferable to its own patient population and determine own reference ranges if necessary. For diagnostic purposes, the results should always be assessed with the patient’s medical history, clinical examinations and other findings.

Increased in

  1. Pancreatitis
  2. Paralytic ileus
  3. Renal diseases

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