This blood tests can measure enzymes and are used to diagnose an attack of pancreatitis. These tests are mainly:
Serum lipase: Sudden (acute) pancreatitis almost always raises the level of lipase in the blood.
Serum amylase: Helps to diagnose if there is an Increase of amylase in the blood which usually indicates pancreatitis.
What is the pancreas profile test?
The pancreas profile test is used to measure enzymes, and helps to detect attack in the pancreas. This profile test has two parameters including serum lipase, which helps to acute pancreatitis, and serum amylase helps to diagnose pancreatitis.
When to get tested?
Your doctor may prescribe this test if you are experiencing symptoms of pancreatitis or any pancreas disorders. A pancreas profile test price is not very high.
A blood sample will be drawn from a vein in your arm by a phlebotomist.
No fasting or any special preparation is required. A pancreas profile test cost is reasonable.
- Reference range of serum lipase: 5.6 - 51.3 U/L
- Reference range of serum amylase: 30 - 118 U/L
The reference range may vary depending on the laboratories. However, do ask what the test result indicates for you. You can book a pancreas profile test online as well.