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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?

Not unusual. It is not unusual for a serum lipase level to fluctuate daily. It is only of any concern if it is greatly elevated and agrees with the clinical presentation of pancreatitis. Otherwise, I would not worry about it. Good luck. Read more...

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...

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...

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...