The pancreas secretes several digestive enzymes. The two most commonly tested enzymes are lipase and amylase. According to Healthline, normal lipase levels are anything less than 160 units per liter. The normal amylase level ranges from 23 to 85 units per liter.Know More
According to Cedars-Sinai, lipase breaks down fats in the digestive system while amylase breaks down carbohydrates. Healthline states that abnormally high lipase levels may be a symptom of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer or celiac disease. Drugs such as opiates and birth control pills also affect lipase levels.
According to Healthline, abnormal amylase levels might also indicate pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer and can also be a sign of ectopic pregnancy or mumps. Medications such as aspirin, opiates, and some birth control and chemotherapy drugs also affect amylase levels.Learn more about Medical Ranges & Levels
High levels of thyroid peroxidase enzyme are indicative of a thyroid autoimmune disorder, such as Hashimoto’s or Graves’ disease. High levels are caused by thyroid peroxidase antibodies, as stated by Lab Tests Online.Full Answer >
Healthline states that low LDH levels indicate a lower than normal level of lactate dehydrogenase, an enzyme that aids in the conversion of sugar to energy, in the bloodstream. Low levels can be caused by genetic mutations or a large intake of vitamin C.Full Answer >
Normal cardiac enzyme levels are between 0 and 3 for creatine kinase, between 0 and 3 nanograms per millimeter for creatine kinase-MB, less than 0.4 nanograms per millimeter for troponin and 38-120 nanograms per millimeter for total creatine kinase, according to the University of Minnesota. These levels are checked during a cardiac enzyme study to diagnose injuries to a patient's heart muscle, according to WebMD.Full Answer >
The normal levels for the most common liver enzymes, aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase, are 10 to 40 units per liter and 7 to 56 units per liter, says eMedicineHealth. Mild elevations two to three times the size of those figures do occur, and severe levels typically reach over 1000.Full Answer >