What Is A Lipase Test?
Lipase is an enzyme produced by the pancreas. It is released into the digestive tract during a meal to aid the intestines in breaking down fats in foods. The body requires a certain level of lipase to maintain normal cell and digestive function. However, an abnormally high level could also indicate an underlying health issue. To measure the lipase level in the body, a lipase test is needed. The results can help diagnose some specific conditions, such as pancreatic cancer, celiac disease, chronic pancreatitis, or acute pancreatitis. Your doctor tends to suggest this test when you have symptoms of one of these diseases.