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A 34-year-old female asked:

Confused by lab variation. over past 2yrs my lipase has been checked intermittently. at one lab i'm always slightly elevated, but at another i'm normal. initial symptoms of burning stomach for which i had a normal endoscopy and ct scan. ppi helps. ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Any symptoms?: Treatment should be geared to an illness not lab numbers. As I may have pointed out, different methods give different results. If your amylase is normal, do not fret about the elevated results from one lab. 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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