This test measures the level of Amylase in the blood. Amylase is an enzyme produced by the pancreas which aids in digestion. Elevated levels of Amylase can indicate a number of conditions such as pancreatitis, pancreatic tumor, or gallstones blocking the pancreatic duct.
Amylase testing is typically ordered when a person is experiencing symptoms of a pancreatic disorder such as abdominal or back pain, fever, loss of appetite or nausea. It can also be used to monitor treatment for pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer or after having a gallstone removed.
Amylase testing if often done with a Lipase test.
Turnaround time for the Amylase, Blood (Serum) test is typically 1 business day.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
The Amylase, serum test has no special requirements.
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