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Normal Serum Lipase Level
Lipases, such as lipoprotein lipase and endothelial lipase, are enzymes that breakdown circulating triglycerides (tg). Specifically, lipases degrade tg rich lipoproteins including chylomicrons, very low density lipoprotein (vldl) and remnant particles produced by breakdown of chylomicron and vldl particles. Decreased lipase function leads to accumulation of ...Read more
Is normal for serum lipase levels to go up after having just eaten a fatty meal vs. when having fasted?
Lipase and diet: Depends on what is wrong with you, how they measure it and what type of fatty meal. Discuss with your Dr. there. ...Read more
My serum lipase level was 70, normal lab value is 0-60. All other values within normal range. No symptoms. W/F, 51 yoa. Cause for concern?
It is within normal variation but the question is why did you have it checked anyway are you concern about pancreas or other organ in human body when you answer that we might be able to provide even a better answer
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Have had lipase levels checked with routine bloodwork. It fluctuates each time it's taken — is it normal for serum lipase to fluctuate day to day?
How do you FEEL?: Lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of the healthiest fall outside. You are almost certainly fine. ...Read more
How many points over a reference range is considered a "mild elevation"? For example, with serum lipase?
Any amount: Reference ranges are set up so that around 3 percent of healthies fall above the top. It's a mild elevation, sure, but no lab value means anything apart from the clinical picture. In pancreatitis, lipase usually runs three times or more the upper limit of reference range. As a tumor marker for acinar cell pancreatic cancer -- if imaging's clear, I wouldn't worry. Best wishes. ...Read more
Lipase: The inflamed pancreas is liberating it in the blood flow. ...Read more
No specific level:
Fat necrosis can occur when blood lipase is high due to pancreatisis. The lesion may be intra-abdominal and occasionally in the fat elsewhere in the body. Fat necrosis can occur with normal lipase levels due to trauma to fat tissue. In diabetics, fat necrosis can occur without trauma and without elevated lipase.
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Blood test: measure serum lipase fasting, then measure again 30 min after lundh meal. How much should lipase rise?
Why does serum lipase and amylase increase during acute pancreatitis? Shouldn't it decrease since there is problem with pancreas (inflammation)?
Lipase serum levels: I believe the reasons both rise in the bloodstream is because there is disruption of the pancrease (pancrelipase) and these enzymes get into the blood stream. They are both part of the exocrine function and should not be in the blood steam. The endocrine portion of the organ involves insulin production. This chemical is supposed to be in the blood. The other are designed to be released into the duodenum. ...Read more
Which test is better for diagnosing pancreas insufficiency: stool panc elastase or serum lipase/amylase? Would either diagnose pancreatic cancer?
Both together: Neither of the tests alone tells much. A combination of tests and exams will lead to diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is not able to be ruled out by any test or imaging study. It can only be absolutely proven by some form of biopsy. A ct guided needle or egd with brushing a may be the only way to find it. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my lipase level is 29 u/l the standard range of that blood test is <=58 does this mean my lipase is low or normal?
Seen earlier for chronic pancreatitis flare. Lipase level normal dr refused admit. Told him pancreas is burned out levels no longer rise. Stillinpain?
Has your doctor considered other causes for your pain?
Since your lipase is normal this is not likely to be due to pancreatitis, but I would suggest having labs rechecked in 24 hours if symptoms persist.
There are many other causes of abdominal pain and nausea/fever which should be explored ...Read more
My lipase level is 92 u/L. The lab says normal is 11-82. Just had VSG surgery. Why is this happening & is this dangerous or life threatening?
After throwing up 4 days I decided to go to the ER. Doctor said "everything looks great" my lipase level was <3. All other labs normal.
My lipase level is very low, amylase normal, left upper pain, light stools, CT is negative, pancreatic insufficiency maybe? Started 3wks ago.
Doubt pancreas: If you've got pancreatic insufficiency, you'll be able to tell that you're seriously sick. The light stools of biliary and pancreatic duct insufficiency aren't just pale, they look like clay. You'd also have obvious weight loss and diarrhea by now. You'll be followed, early gluten enteropathy is a possibility and there are a hosts of others. ...Read more
Ultrasound:Normal sized pancreas with non-parencymal disease. Elevated lipase level 111. Vomiting, abdominal pain. Is it pancreatitis?
VSGsurgery a week and 1/2 ago. Lipase level is 92. Surgeon doesn't seem to concerned. Pain in upper right abd that comes/goes. Better with meds. Worry?
Likely, okay... but: Please closely follow suggestion and instruction from your VSG surgery. Some 10 days after major weight loss-related surgery, time & patience are most likely the best medications as long as slowly but surely getting better day by day. More on How to Handle Sickness? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Thereby you gain much insight on how to work well with doctor... ...Read more
Elevated lipase level two days in row. Recent VSG surgery. No pain or other symtpoms. Just lipase. Does this mean cancer?
Pancreatitis or VSG: A vertical sleeve gastrectomy removes about 75% of stomach, including the part that covers a lot of the pancreas. Both surgery in this area and general anesthesia can cause elevations in lipase, which represent pancreatitis. CANCER NEVER ELEVATES LIPASE (very rare cases). Lipase must have been measured because of pain -- no other reason. Could also be a leak or an ulcer. Rec endoscopy & CT. ...Read more
Just had a blood test and found my lipase level is 400. Now I'm scheduled for CTscan. I had VSG surgery almost 2 yrs ago. What's going on?
I have dull achy pain in my left side, back pain (lower) happening 1+ month. Lipase level 70. GI doc said not pancreatis based on Lipase. Any ideas?
Need more info. : More information would be helpful for us in order to hazard a guess as to your diagnosis. Possibilities in this location include gastritis, ulcer, splenomegaly and muscular or skeletal pains. There are too many options to hazard a guess. Further investigation would be necessary into cause. ...Read more
I have upper abdomen pain and had blood work done that says I have a high lipase level of 343. Could this be pancreatitis?
I had abdominal pain. Vomitted for 2 times. Got hospitalized. Elevated lipase level 111. Doc says its pancreatitis, but I had doubt. Maybe it's not?
Pancreatitis: Yes, it could be a pancreatitis. Alcohol consumption, gallbladder stones with obstruction of the pancreatic duct are some causes. Amylase and lipase levels will be increased in pancreatitis. Your doctor may order US or CT of your abdomen to diagnose the gallbladder or pancreas diseases. ...Read more