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The lipase present in the blood comes from the pancreas. The lipase blood test is usually performed to detect only high levels.
Therefore, a low level of lipase in the blood is rare and it is not used as a diagnostic tool. In many labs, low values of lipase in the blood, even close to 0 U/l are considered to be in the normal range.
However, a low value of lipase in the blood may be a sign of a pancreatic disorder because the pancreas is unable to produce enough amount of lipase, for example, in case of suffering from cystic fibrosis.
Lipase blood values are usually given in U/L but sometimes you can see those values in ukat/l following the International System of Units (SI). In case your values are in ukat/l you can convert them using this tool:
A mild hypolipasemia has no diagnostic meaning. Some labs may consider values near zero U/L in the in the normal range, so it is not usually a matter for concern.
Some drugs may reduce the lipase in the blood:
The following diseases can explain a lipase level in the blood lower than normal:
It is not necessary to take any measure trying to increase the lipase blood level because a low value has no clinical meaning.
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The following values are considered to be above the normal range:
IMPORTANT: These levels are expressed in U/L. They are an example of a healthy man of about 45 years old with no known disease and not taking any medication. The ranges can be different depending on the laboratory or on your personal circumstances.