Optimal Result: 169 - 773 ng/mL.

Trypsin is an enzyme made in the pancreas that helps you digest protein foods you eat. In cases where the pancreas is inflamed suddenly – called pancreatitis – enzymes that were made by your pancreas are now found in the blood. 

Pancreatitis causes pain in your abdomen that is often severe. It can occur immediately without warning or after eating and last for hours or even days. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, fever, and irritability. If the pancreatitis becomes chronic and doesn’t go away over time, it can cause fat malabsorption and even lead to glucose intolerance.

The trypsin lab test is also called the trypsinogen test. This is because trypsin enzymes are created from a precursor compound called trypsinogen. Once the trypsinogen enters the small intestine, it releases trypsin. Thus, the two names are used to mean the same thing when it comes to lab tests. 

This test is the most accurate indicator for acute pancreatitis.

Normal Ranges for Trypsin in ng/mL:

115-350 ng/mL

During acute pancreatitis, levels may increase to anywhere from 700 to 17,000 ng/mL

 

Sources:

  1. https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=167&contentid=trypsin_blood
  2. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003560.htm
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/522426 
  4. https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0701/p164.html 

What does it mean if your Trypsin result is too low?

Low Trypsin levels are associated with: 

- Pancreatic insufficiency

What does it mean if your Trypsin result is too high?

High Trypsin levels are associated with any of the following:

- The pancreas is producing higher amounts of enzymes than normal.

- Acute pancreatitis

- Cancer of the pancreas

- Cystic fibrosis

- Alcohol abuse

- Bile duct obstruction

Our database has science-based research on 1500+ biomarkers.

10 000+ happy clients
100% satisfaction
★★★★★ customer support

Essential Plan


  • Monthly subscription
  • Instant interpretation
  • Use the free self-upload form
  • Additional charge for upload service
  • 1500+ biomarkers explained
  • Recommendations
  • Cancel anytime

Advanced Plan


  • Yearly subscription
  • Instant interpretation
  • We upload five reports for you
  • Use the free self-upload form
  • 1500+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Online support
  • Cancel anytime

Own It For Life premium plan


  • No subscription
  • Unlimited access
  • Unlimited storage
  • Instant interpretations
  • We upload ten reports for you
  • Use the free self-upload form
  • 1500+ biomarkers explained
  • Nutrition Recommendations
  • Dedicated support

We implement proven measures to keep your data safe.

At HealthMatters, we're committed to maintaining the security and confidentiality of your personal information. We've put industry-leading security standards in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. We use procedural, physical, and electronic security methods designed to prevent unauthorized people from getting access to this information. Our internal code of conduct adds additional privacy protection. All data is backed up multiple times a day and encrypted using SSL certificates. See our Privacy Policy for more details.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). HIPAA compliance for healthcare professionals