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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

Lipase, Blood

Clinical Significance

Pancreatic lipase in serum and plasma is closely associated with pancreatic diseases. The activity of this enzyme has been measured as an important marker for diagnosing pancreatic diseases and the associated monitoring of therapeutic effects.

Test Name

Lipase, Blood

Alternate Name/ Synonym

Pancreatic Lipase

Test Code

LPS

Division

Biochemistry - Biochemistry

Method

Colourimetric on the Abbott Architect System

External Proficiency Testing

CAP and IQMH

Turn Around Time

Daily

Specimen Type

Serum, Heparin Plasma

Minimum Specimen Requirements

1 mL

Storage/Transportation

Send Frozen

Special Requirements

Serum / heparinized plasma should be sent frozen

Reference Range

 

Age

Range (U/L)

< 19 Years

4-39

19 Years and Over

8-78