Friday, January 10, 2014

Q: What is the ratio of Lipase to Amylase in acute pancreatitis from alcohol?

Answer: 2.5:1

If lipase level is about 2.5 to 3 times that of amylase, it is a strong indication of Alcoholic pancreatitis.


Gumaste V, Dave P, Weissman D, Messer J (1991) - "Lipase/amylase ratio. A new index that distinguishes acute episodes of alcoholic from nonalcoholic acute pancreatitis". Gastroenterology 101 (5): 1361–6.

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