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Blood biochemistry: lipase

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Kathleen P Freeman


Overview

  • Produced primarily in pancreas, degraded and excreted by kidney.

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

  • Widely available at commercial laboratories.

Validity

Sensitivity

  • Remains raised longer than amylase so may be more useful in retrospective diagnosis.

Specificity

  • More specific for pancreatitis than amylase.

Technique (intrinsic) limitations

  • A single sample may not be diagnostic - serial samples may be useful.

Technician (extrinsic) limitations

  • More difficult test to perform than amylase.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Simpson K W, Batt R M, McLean L et al (1989) Circulating concetrations of trypsin-like immunoreactivity and activities of lipase and amylase after pancreatic duct ligation in dogs. Am J Vet Res 50, 629.
  • Hall T A & Macy D W (1988) Acute pancreatitis. Comp Cont Educ Pract Vet 10, 403.

Other sources of information

  • Ettinger S J & Feldman E C (2000) Eds. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 5th edn. W B Saunders & Co, USA.
  • Kaneko J J, Harvey J W & Brass M L (1997) Eds. Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals. 5th edn. Academic Press, USA.
  • Duncan J R, Prasse K W & Mahaffey E A (1994) Veterinary Laboratory Medicine. Clinical Pathology. 3rd edn. Iowa University Press, USA.

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