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Why It Is Done

To diagnose and monitor pancreatitis or other pancreatic diseases

Test Overview

A lipase test may be ordered when a patient has symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, or nausea. It may also be ordered at intervals when a doctor wants to monitor a patient with a pancreas condition to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment and to determine whether the lipase levels are increasing or decreasing over time.

How To Prepare

No special preparation is necessary