AsseyMethod: Photo Colorimetric
Transport: at 2-8˚c, -20˚c
Storage: 1 week at 25˚c 6 month at 4˚c
Test Name: Amylase
Normal Range: <100
To diagnose pancreatitis or other pancreatic diseases
If you have symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite or nausea
A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm
Amylase is an enzyme made mainly by the pancreas. It is released from the pancreas into the digestive tract to help digest starch in our food. It is usually present in the blood in small quantities. When cells in the pancreas are injured or if the pancreatic duct is blocked (by a gallstone or rarely by a tumour) increased amounts of amylase find their way into the bloodstream.
How is the sample collected for testing?
A blood sample is taken by needle from a vein in the arm.
Is any test preparation needed to ensure the quality of the sample?
No test preparation is needed.