Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 6 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 hrs
Usage: Lipase is an enzyme produced almost exclusively from pancreatic acinar cells. Pancreatic injury increases serum lipase levels. In Pancreatitis, it rises almost at the same time as amylase (4-8 hrs) but the elevation lasts much longer (7-10 days) as compared to amylase.
Disease: Disorders of Pancreas
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required