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A 34-year-old female asked:

Lab variation issue - if i have normal lipase values at one lab, but elevated values at a different lab, how do i know which lab is "correct"?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Any symptoms?: Why were the tests done? Do you have any symptoms? Both results may be correct as different methods of testing can provide different results. What is the amylase? If the pancreatitis is you concern, a normal amylase would rule that out. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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