Lipase is one of several enzymes produced by the pancreas to help digest dietary fats. This test measures the amount of lipase in the blood.
A lipase test may be ordered when a person has symptoms of acute pancreatitis or another pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal or back pain, fever, loss of appetite, or nausea.
Requirements: Fasting required (Please consult your physician). To fast for blood work, do not eat anything for 8 to 12 hours before the test. It’s best to schedule fasting blood work for the morning, so that you don’t have to spend the whole day hungry. If fasting is not done before blood work, the results of the blood tests may be inaccurate
CPT Code: 83690
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