Blood Test: Lipaseenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-testLipase-enHD-AR1.gifA lipase test may be done if a child has signs of a problem with the pancreas, such as belly pain, nausea, or vomiting. diagnostic tests, blood tests, lipase, pancreas, pancreatic dysfunction, pancreatitis, gallstones, cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, medical tests, cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, medical tests, blood tests, blood samples, pancreatic, inflammation of the pancreas, gall stones, ducts, enzymes, small intestines, amylase, CD1Cystic Fibrosis01/23/200903/19/201909/02/20194dc01edd-bfc6-44d7-a4f7-ada860e1dd2chttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/test-lipase.html/<h3>What Is a Blood Test?</h3> <p>A blood test is when a sample of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/blood.html/">blood</a> is taken from the body to be tested in a lab. Doctors order blood tests to check things such as the levels of glucose, hemoglobin, or white blood cells. This can help them detect problems like a disease or medical condition. Sometimes, blood tests can help them see how well an organ (such as the liver or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/kidneys-urinary.html/">kidneys</a>) is working.</p> <h3>What Is a Lipase Test?</h3> <p>A lipase test measures the amount of lipase in the blood. Lipase is an enzyme made by the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pancreas.html/">pancreas</a> that helps the body digest fats. A high level of lipase in the blood can be a sign that the pancreas is injured, irritated, or blocked.</p> <h3>Why Are Lipase Tests Done?</h3> <p>A lipase test may be done if a child has signs of a problem with the pancreas, such as belly pain, nausea, or vomiting. It also might be done if a child is on medicine that makes problems with the pancreas more likely.</p> <h3>How Should We Prepare for a Lipase Test?</h3> <p>Your child may be asked to stop eating and drinking for 8 to 12 hours before the lipase test. Tell your doctor about any medicines your child takes because some drugs might affect the test results.</p> <p>Wearing a T-shirt or short-sleeved shirt for the test can make things easier for your child, and you also can bring along a toy or book as a distraction.</p> <h3>How Is a Lipase Test Done?</h3> <p>Most blood tests take a small amount of blood from a vein. To do that, a health professional will:</p> <ul> <li>clean the skin</li> <li>put an elastic band (tourniquet) above the area to get the veins to swell with blood</li> <li>insert a needle into a vein (usually in the arm inside of the elbow or on the back of the hand)</li> <li>pull the blood sample into a vial or syringe</li> <li>take off the elastic band and remove the needle from the vein</li> </ul> <p>In babies, blood draws are sometimes done as a "heel stick collection." After cleaning the area, the health professional will prick your baby's heel with a tiny needle (or lancet) to collect a small sample of blood.</p> <p>Collecting a sample of blood is only temporarily uncomfortable and can feel like a quick pinprick.</p> <p><img class="left" style="font-size: 1em;" title="drawing_blood" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/illustrations/bloodTest-400x760-rd1-enIL.gif" alt="drawing_blood" name="974-031609_BLOODTEST_RD7.GIF" /></p> <p><img class="left" title="heel_prick_illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/illustrations/heelPrick-339x356-rd1-enIL.gif" alt="heel_prick_illustration" name="865-103108_HEELPRICK1-2_RD4.GIF" /></p> <h3>Can I Stay With My Child During a Lipase Test?</h3> <p>Parents usually can stay with their child during a blood test. Encourage your child to relax and stay still because tensing muscles can make it harder to draw blood. Your child might want to look away when the needle is inserted and the blood is collected. Help your child to relax by taking slow deep breaths or singing a favorite song.</p> <h3>How Long Does a Lipase Test Take?</h3> <p>Most blood tests take just a few minutes. Occasionally, it can be hard to find a vein, so the health professional may need to try more than once.</p> <h3>What Happens After a Lipase Test?</h3> <p>The health professional will remove the elastic band and the needle and cover the area with cotton or a bandage to stop the bleeding. Afterward, there may be some mild bruising, which should go away in a few days.</p> <h3>When Are Lipase Test Results Ready?</h3> <p>Blood samples are processed by a machine, and it may take a few hours to a day for the results to be available. If the test results show signs of a problem, the doctor might order other tests to figure out what the problem is and how to treat it.</p> <h3>Are There Any Risks From Lipase Tests?</h3> <p>A lipase test is a safe procedure with minimal risks. Some kids might feel faint or lightheaded from the test. A few kids and teens have a strong fear of needles. If your child is anxious, talk with the doctor before the test about ways to make the procedure easier.</p> <p>A small bruise or mild soreness around the blood test site is common and can last for a few days. Get medical care for your child if the discomfort gets worse or lasts longer.</p> <p>If you have questions about the lipase test, speak with your doctor or the health professional doing the blood draw.</p>Análisis de sangre: lipasaEs posible que el médico pida un análisis de lipasa cuando sospecha que puede haber un problema en el páncreas, como una pancreatitis, cálculos o una obstrucción en el conducto pancreático. 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