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Lipase

This is an important test that can be used to help diagnose acute ancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer

Finger-prick blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround

£70.00

£49.00

About Lipase

What is lipase?

Lipase is an enzyme produced by the pancreas, stomach and mouth to break down fats in the food you eat. The pancreas is part of the digestive system and is the greatest producer of lipase. Lipase should only be present in low levels in the blood and too much or too little lipase can indicate problems with the pancreas. Elevated levels of lipase may be indicative of acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), cancer or kidney disease, whereas low levels of lipase may indicate chronic pancreatitis.

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of lipase in the blood and can be used to help diagnose acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer.

 

What's tested

Enzymes

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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