AsseyMethod: Photo Colorimetric
Abbrevation: Amylase
Sector: Biochemistry
SampleType: S,PE,PH,U
S.Vol: 0.3
Transport: at 2-8˚c, -20˚c
Storage: 1 week at 25˚c 6 month at 4˚c
Test Name: Amylase
Normal Range: <100

This test is related to
Why get tested?

To diagnose pancreatitis or other pancreatic diseases

When to get tested?

If you have symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite or nausea

Sample required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm

Test preparation needed?



What is being tested?

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.