WHAT IS LIPASE TEST?

WHAT IS LIPASE TEST?

Lipase is a pancreatic enzyme that changes fats and triglycerides into fatty acids and glycerol. The pancreas is the only body organ that demonstrates significant lipase activity. In acute pancreatitis, serum lipase begins to increase in 2-6 hours, peaks at 12-30 hours and remains elevated but slowly decreases for 2-4 days. Lipase rises and falls in tandem with amylase in acute pancreatitis but is a more specific marker than amylase for this condition. 

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