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Lipase, plasma or serum

Alternate test name

Pancreatic lipase

Lab area
Clinical Biochemistry - General
Method and equipment
Colourimetric on the Abbott Architect CI 4100 System
Expected turn-around time
STAT: 2 Hours Urgent: 4 Hour Routine: 24 Hours
Specimen type

Serum, Heparin Plasma

Specimen requirements

1 mL

Storage and transportation

Send Frozen

Special requirements

Serum / heparinized plasma should be sent frozen

Shipping information
The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
555 University Avenue, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-7200
Toll Free: 1-855-381-3212
Hours: 7 days/week, 24 hours/day
Background and 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.

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