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- You can have a high lipase level even when you do not have any problems with your pancreas.
- A test for amylase, another enzyme produced by the pancreas, is often done at the same time as a test for lipase. Measuring both amylase and lipase sometimes can help determine the cause of a high amylase level. For more information, see the topic Reference Amylase.
- The lipase test is more accurate than the amylase test for diagnosing pancreatitis.
- Other blood tests that may be done at the same time as a test for lipase include calcium, glucose, phosphorus, triglycerides, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and creatinine. For more information, see the topics Reference Calcium in Blood, Reference Blood Glucose, Reference Alanine Aminotransferase, Reference Blood Urea Nitrogen, and Reference Creatinine and Creatinine Clearance.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 8, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology