What is a Lipase test?
Lipase is an enzyme that is produced by the pancreas that helps the body digest fats. Elevated levels of Lipase in the blood can be a sign that the pancreas is enlarged and inflamed, a condition called . Lipase values may also be increased due to other issues in the pancreas, the use of certain medications, or the health conditions such as kidney disease, cancer, and problems with the gallbladder or oesophagus.
When is the Lipase test recommended?
It is recommended in:The diagnosis of acute as well as chronic pancreatitis.Determining a blockage in the pancreatic duct.To monitor the treatment and effectiveness of pancreatitis.To help in the diagnosis of other conditions like kidney diseases, gallbladder inflammation, etc.
What does it measure?
The Lipase test is to measure:A Lipase test analyses the levels of Lipase, an enzyme that helps in the digestion of dietary fats (lipids), in your blood.Lipase is an enzyme primarily secreted by the pancreas. Hence, it is normal to have a small amount of Lipase in the blood. But, a high value of Lipase can mean to have pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas, and kidney disease.This test can be used to diagnose pancreatitis, to find out if there is any blockage in the pancreas, or in the case of chronic disease that affects the pancreas.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Lipase test in Mumbai?
The cost of the Lipase test in Mumbai is Rs. 500.
How often should I get tested for the Lipase test?
The Lipase test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values for the Lipase test?
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Lipase test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Lipase test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Lipase test in Mumbai?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Lipase test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Mumbai. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!