**Note: All laboratory testing requires an authorizing physician. DHA Laboratory offers a Patient Direct Program that partners you with an authorizing physician. If you have any additional questions regarding the availability of testing, please contact our laboratory by telephone or email.**
Lipase is used to diagnose pancreatitis, peritonitis, strangulated or infarcted bowel, and pancreatic cyst. If one suffers from severe abdominal or back pain, fever, loss of appetite or nausea then your physician may order this test.