What Is The Function Of Lipase And Where Is It Found?


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Lipase is an enzyme necessary for absorption and digestion of nutrients in the intestines. It is responsible for breaking down lipids, or fatty substances in the body.  Lipase is produced in the pancreas but is also found in the mouth and stomach.

Lipase is usually tested when symptoms of pancreatitis are present. Lipase may be elevated in acute pancreatitis and is used to determine treatment. If lipase decreases, then treatment is working. It can also be elevated in Crohn's disease.
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Sharon answered
Blood test to check for abnormal blood. Pancreatitis may cause the enzyne to show up as abnormal. The symptoms are not precise so a blood test would be in order  for the symptoms are the same as many other disorders. That is the reason for having the blood measurement test done.

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