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Doctor insights on: Reason Serum Lipase Pancreatitis

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Dr. Todd Igel
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Lipase (Definition)

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


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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

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What is an average level of serum lipase or amylase for 50 year old?

Narmam amlase 50yrs: It is 0 to137 u/per litre, per normal values may vary from lab to lab, check your lab lipase level is 0 to 160 units per litre. ...Read more

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Serum lipase 100; also elevated urobilinogen. Everything else was normal.. Should i be concerned?

How do you FEEL?: Lab reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthiest fall outside. You are almost certainly fine. ...Read more

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Blood test: measure serum lipase fasting, then measure again 30 min after lundh meal. How much should lipase rise?

Blood test: measure serum lipase fasting, then measure again 30 min after lundh meal. How much should lipase rise?

Negligible: All else being normal one would not expect there to be a rise in lipase beyond laboratory normals. Amylase (also a salivary enzyme) may be elevated but still within laboratory normal limits, . ...Read more

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What is a serum lipase and the different of a regular lipase test? My lipase serum is 86 what would that be in a lipase test?

Normal: You serum lipase level is normal. Lipase is just the short form for serum lipase test. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003465.htm. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: 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 good luck thank you for using health tap ...Read more

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Which test is better for diagnosing pancreas insufficiency: stool panc elastase or serum lipase/amylase? Would either diagnose pancreatic cancer?

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

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No symtpoms but had EUS due to lipase #'s. Doc said: "few features of chronic pancreatitis but overall very non-specific." Never had pancreatitis b4?

Tests lead to tests: Real question is why lipase ordered in 1st place if no symptoms. All tests have false positives. False positives go up if patient without typical symptoms of disease in question. If test results pursued without looking at big picture, doctors & patients can get on a road to nowhere. If no symptoms and very mild/nonspecific findings on advanced testing, risk is low. Check in w/ Dr every 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Pancreatitis is an inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more