Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Lipase Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is done to measure the amount of lipase enzyme in blood. Commonly usesd in the diagnosis of pancretitis


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Patient Preparation

The patient should avoid eating or drinking anything other than water for atleast 8 hours prior to the test

Sample Type

Serum or plasma

Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml

Sample collection Container

Gel-barrier tube"," red-top tube or green top tube (lithium heparin.) Avoid using EDTA","oxalate or

Sample collection instructions

Plasma or serum should be separated within 45 minutes of sample collection

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range


Results Turnaround

Within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

lipase enzyme is used in the diagnosis of peritonitis"," pancreatic cyst and pancretitis