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Lipase is an enzyme made by the pancreas to digest fat in food. This test may be ordered in conjunction with serum amylase to diagnose acute pancreatitis. It may also be checked to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment for acute or chronic pancreatitis
Test is performed on a blood sample. An eight hour fast is required. No food or drink, water is OK. Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hrs before the test