High lipase levels are seen in conditions like pancreatitis, gall bladder disorders, peptic ulcer disease and sometimes in renal disorders. You can have a high lipase level even when you do not have any problems with your pancreas. A test for amylase, another enzyme produced by the pancreas, is often done at the same time as a test for lipase. Measuring both amylase and lipase sometimes can help determine the cause of a high amylase level.
Retesting and an ultrasonography may help to diagnose the cause.
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