Amylase - Serum

Amylase - Serum

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Amylase is an enzyme, or special protein, produced by your pancreas and salivary glands. The pancreas is an organ located behind your stomach. It creates various enzymes that help break down food in your intestines. An amylase blood test can determine whether you have a disease of the pancreas by measuring the amount of amylase in your body. You may have a disorder affecting the pancreas if the levels of amylase are too low or too high.

This Test Includes

Serum Amylase

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Amylase - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Primarily to diagnose and monitor acute pancreatitis; also sometimes to diagnose and monitor chronic pancreatitis or other pancreatic diseases.

What is this test

Amylase - Serum is a marker of pancreatic disease being elevated in Acute pancreatitis and acute exacerbation of Chronic pancreatitis. It may also be elevated in cases of drug induced Acute pancreatitis and obstruction of the pancreatic duct by stone / carcinoma.