What is the normal range for lipase?
However, most of the enzymes made in the pancreas are released into the small intestine. In a healthy individual, a normal blood amylase level is around 23-85 unitsper liter (U/L), although some lab ranges for normal amylase go up to 140 U/L. A normal lipase level can range from 0-160 U/L depending on the lab
What happens if lipase is high?
That means an elevated amylase level may indicate a problem, but a disorder unrelated to the pancreas may be the cause. Lipase tests are usually more specific than amylase for diseases of the pancreas, particularly for acute pancreatitis and for acute alcoholic pancreatitis.