This blood test measures the level of lipase to check for acute pancreatitis.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing this test. Fasting of 8 hours is usually recommended before this test.
Lipase is produced by the pancreas in the body. It is a protein-based enzyme which plays a role in the digestion and breakdown of fats in the stomach. Impaired function of the pancreas due to injury or infections or diseases may lead to increased or decreased release of lipase from the pancreas. Lipase levels can be used to diagnose any disease/condition which may be affecting the function of pancreas.42,000UGX42,000UGX
This blood tests is used to check for disease in the pancreas.
No specific patient preparation protocol required. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing this test.
Amylase is an enzyme and a special protein which is useful in digestion. It is produced primarily by the pancreas and the salivary glands to help digest carbohydrates. The pancreas is an organ present behind your stomach. When pancreas function is impaired or if there is an inflammation of pancreas too much or too little of amylase is released into your blood. Thus amylase blood test may detect any problems related to the pancreas.28,000UGX28,000UGX