Lipase is elevated in patients with renal failure and
can also be elevated in several other conditions other than pancreatitis
. This can include cholecystitis, bowel obstruction, ulcers, diabetic ketoacidosis, HIV, or medications to name a few.
The effects of a high lipase would depend on what is causing the elevation.
You may want to consider an ultrasound to evaluate the liver and gallbladder. An ERCP or MRCP can be considered to evaluate the biliary ducts.