Amylase Blood Test
Test Code: 001396
Specimen Type: Blood
Amylase Blood Test (Labcorp)
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 is often done with a Lipase test.
Turnaround time for the Amylase, Blood (Serum) test is typically 1 business day.
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