Effective Wednesday, May 24, TVMDL will discontinue its Lipase test offering. With the development of improved tests, and an abundance of literature citing the low sensitivity and specificity of lipase for pancreatitis, lipase is rarely requested by TVMDL clients and maintaining reagents is cost prohibitive.
As an alternative, TVMDL offers a trypsin-like Immunoreactivity (TLI) assay to aid in diagnosing pancreatic insufficiency. The Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Texas A&M University also offers a Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity (PLI) assay.
We appreciate your continued use of TVMDL for your diagnostic needs. TVMDL looks forward to providing quality, affordable diagnostic results to all clients. If you have questions regarding test services, please contact the College Station laboratory at 1.888.646.5623.