Also Known As
Lipase, LPS, Serum Lipase
The Purpose of a Lipase Test
Your body produces lipase to digest and process fats. But abnormally high or low levels can signal a problem with your pancreas, where most lipase is released. Among the conditions that may call for lipase blood work:
- Celiac disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Cystic fibrosis
What Does the Lipase Lab Test Measure?
With this blood test, lipase levels are measured to ensure they fall within normal ranges.
Who Should Take Lipase Labs?
You may want to take a test if you are suffering unexplained symptoms such as:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Racing heart rate
- Swelling in the stomach area
Lipase Blood Work Preparation
No special preparation is necessary for the lipase test, although your doctor may recommend fasting in the 8-12 hours before your test. Check with your lab if you have any questions.
Lipase Blood Test Results
Ideal lipase levels don’t go higher than 160 units per liter (U/L). You may need further testing if your results come back at an undesirable level. If you want to know more about what your results mean for your health and well-being, we can help. Book a telehealth visit with one of our board-certified physicians to review your results and discuss the next steps.
Where Can I Get a Lipase Lab Test Near Me?
Need an easy way to get lipase labs without a lot of time and hassle? Trust Personalabs to help you get the answers you need fast.
Step 1: Download the lab order for your purchased test. (You may not need a doctor’s approval beforehand, depending on the state you live in.)
Step 2: Find the lab closest to you. Our partnerships with Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics give you more than 4,000 locations to choose from across the country. Then schedule your blood test for lipase.
Step 3: Bring the test order to the lab when you go to your appointment. It’s similar to the type of lab order you’d receive from your doctor’s office.
Step 4: Your results should be delivered to your private and secure Personalabs portal within 2 to 10 business days. (We can help if you need results within a specific timeframe; just contact us and we will work with your lab.)