Is Liver Function Test A Fasting Blood Test?

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Definition

Lipase is a protein (enzyme) released by the pancreas into the small intestine. It helps the body absorb fat by breaking the fat down into fatty acids.

This article discusses the test used to measure the amount of the lipase in the blood.


How the test is performed

A blood sample is needed. For information on how this is done, see: Venipuncture.


How to prepare for the test

Do not eat for 8 hours before the test.

Your health care provider may ask you to stop taking drugs that may affect the...

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